Epic Games, the creator of popular video game engine Unreal, has announced that starting today their latest revision of the engine will be offered completely free to schools and universities in a new educational program.
The new educational initiative will open up unlimited access to the Unreal Engine 4 for schools and universities, an engine that has seen substantial pickup in the industry. Those wanting to apply for access can head over to the official portal
for more information.
“Nothing is stopping students from honing the skills needed to enter the range of fields using Unreal Engine technology, from entertainment software and film to visualization, healthcare simulation and military training,” said Ray Davis, general manager, Unreal Engine. “Students who know Unreal Engine technology have a huge advantage when it comes to job placement.”