Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform now supports Unreal Engine 4


Unreal Engine 4 is one of the most popular game development engines, and it’s now supported by Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP), with the source code available to download online. The announcement came through the Unreal Engine forums, saying the code is available to anyone with an Unreal Engine 4 license, but the code comes without a warranty.

The source code is available through Github to those registered with both the service and Epic Games, and it’s mentioned that if you can’t access the page, make sure both subscriptions are linked up first.

Unreal Engine 4 is now supported by Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform

Unreal Engine 4 Source


Described as a “community-supported” project, Microsoft and Epic’s lack of warranty means the stability may not be rock solid, but updates are promised periodically by Microsoft’s Xbox group. While Unreal Engine is primarily a console and PC development engine — used in games like Gears of War 4 and Street Fighter 5 — it can be used on mobile.

Microsoft’s UWP is designed to make cross-device apps, so they function on PC, Xbox, Windows phone, and tablets. Microsoft is keen to bring developers onboard, and expanding support for popular platforms is an excellent way to increase awareness.

Visit the Unreal Engine 4 Github here, and find discussion about the tool on the Unreal Engine forum here.