Hey, I'm Marco! I code on games for a living and do art for fun.
I'll be posting some of my personal projects on NG, mostly animations and drawings.
Age 34, Male
Joined on 5/19/05
The Unreal Engine, while very established, belongs to Epic Games, which in turn is owned by Tencent (40% at the time of writing, according to Wikipedia). Tencent is _very_ close with the Chinese government, even for Chinese standards.
Like with Unity, the situation for Unreal developers might change on a dime. :/
Whatever the future brings, any aspiring game devs would be well-advised to listen to multiple video game journalists/news sites they can trust, so they can get a feel for how fishy the forces of the games industry behave. He might be no Bobby Kotick, but John Riccitiello did not exactly strike me as somebody one should trust when he first popped up on my radar 8 years ago (Podquisition Episode 32 - Mysterio D*ck Paint). Since then, the situation did not improve.
I heard about this... absolutely ridiculous.