Talking to The Wall Street Journal, Epic let loose that the Unreal Engine iPhone Dev Kit powering the recent smash of a hit that is Infinity Blade, will be released to the public come Thursday this week.
The UDK will be made available for free as long as whatever developers create is also made available for free. Should anyone get greedy and start charging for their creations, a licensing fee of $99 (USD) will have to be paid in addition to 25% royalties after the first $5,000 in sales.
“Apple’s App Store is the most vibrant market for mobile gaming,” said Epic’s Mark Rein. “If you’re going to make a game for a mobile device, and you want to make the most money, you’re nuts not to make it for iOS.”
Infinity Blade has since its release been proclaimed to be the faster grossing app on the App Store with a generated $1.6 million in sales in just four days. And thanks to that, it gets DLC’ed.