Unreal Engine 4.1 To Support Linux And SteamOS, Elemental Demo Free For Subscribers

We’ve had more than one look at Unreal Engine 4 demos, and they look amazing; with the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.1 update, though, Epic is adding support for more platforms.

“We have good news for you! The 4.1 source code has initial support for running and packaging games for Linux and SteamOS. We love Linux!”, wrote Epic’s Mike Fricker in a blog post. That’s good news for the gaming ecosystem at large.

Epic will also henceforth be rolling out regular Unreal Engine 4 updates, including hotfixes, new content, general improvements, and more. Regular engine preview builds and live source code access are in the offing, as well.

Unreal Engine support for SteamOS and Linux

Finally, Epic also announced that it’s giving away the very cool Elemental demo; it will now be free from the Marketplace for all subscribers.