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The Community Has Beaten Epic At Porting The Unreal Editor To Linux

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The community of coders has beaten Epic Games at the porting game and has ported the Unreal Editor to Linux already. This is one step closer towards building Unreal Engine 4 games on Linux.

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Holy cow! RT @RCL: How community beat us to the UE4 Linux editor :) http://t.co/N1gP4HExAq #unrealengine #unrealdev

— Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) May 9, 2014


It's not clear how far along it is, but progress is progress and gives Epic themselves a massive head-start.

@angelmixu @RCL It's still early but progress is happening quickly.

— Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) May 10, 2014

 

Probably not even close to being production ready, but this is fantastic news and will hopefully prove to Epic how good an idea it was to give subscribers code access!

This is what happens when code is open guys, people can help. While it's not FOSS it's better that it's open to subscribers than not open at all. Power to the community!

I cannot wait to see what else happens and how long it takes for the Linux editor to become stable.

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WorMzy 10 May, 2014
Amazing!

It just goes to show how awesome Linux developers are!
Sabun 10 May, 2014
That is amazing, I couldn't help but smile whilst reading that article :D
Moo 10 May, 2014
I'm loving this as i was developing a Linux game in Unity3d but i found it to be 1/2 of what Unreal is i may have to move my game to Unreal (starting Over) as Unity3d does not really care about Linux and Unreal is going full speed Linux they're even going to have full OpenGL support in Unreal this year
Cestarians 10 May, 2014
Linux devs are awesome! Granted we only have like 2-3% of the desktop/laptop userbase, it's clearly quality over quantity on team penguin
tuxisagamer 10 May, 2014
I really hope this helps convince Gearbox to port Borderlands.
E911 10 May, 2014
Now I can consider using UE4 for my next Game Design project, I can't wait :)
edo 11 May, 2014
It shows how much interest has the community to have native games in Linux, and its great to see it.
Anonymous 11 May, 2014
Too bad the real FOSS engines don't get dev support like this.
CNovvel 11 May, 2014
More than anything, I have to give props to the Epic team for being brave enough to open up their source. Companies have always been so PROPRIETARY about their engines, and I hope Epic is the crest of a rising tide in which we all build the games and the software that we want to use.
Anonymous 12 May, 2014
Let me remind everyone here that the epic engine is STILL proprietary. In fact they are having their cake and eating it too by having the community help with the development and porting while still keeping all the rights to themselves. People shouldn't help them to develop unfree sourcecode. Lend your hand to the development of some of the truly free ones.
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