Epic and Improbable work together to support SpatialOS developers
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This Friday saw an intriguing situation, developing between Unity Technologies and Improbable with the latter using the Unity engine for its cloud-based development platform SpatialOS. Turns out, Improbable somehow breached the terms of service - and for that particular reason Unity Technologies has revoked its license for SpatialOS thus leaving all the games developed on the platform with an uncertain future.
Unity later clarified that none of the games would be affected by this situation and the only concerning party here was Improbable. Still, British company decided to secure its platform and the games created within its ecosystem by stopping the relationship with Unity. And now it turns out that the situation has reached a conclusion with Epic joining the dispute with an elegant solution. Improbable and Epic have reached an agreement to let the platform and the games shift towards more open engines and technologies.
To do so, both companies have joined forces to create a $25 million fund for developers to use in this sticky situation. Moreover, there's an undergoing work to fully integrate SpatialOS with Unreal Engine. This doesn't necessarily indicate that Epic is trying to cover all the possible fields in the gaming industry, but it's pretty obvious that the company is slowly becoming a huge market player.