Search in
Sort by:

Question Status:

Search help

  • Simple searches use one or more words. Separate the words with spaces (cat dog) to search cat,dog or both. Separate the words with plus signs (cat +dog) to search for items that may contain cat but must contain dog.
  • You can further refine your search on the search results page, where you can search by keywords, author, topic. These can be combined with each other. Examples
    • cat dog --matches anything with cat,dog or both
    • cat +dog --searches for cat +dog where dog is a mandatory term
    • cat -dog -- searches for cat excluding any result containing dog
    • [cats] —will restrict your search to results with topic named "cats"
    • [cats] [dogs] —will restrict your search to results with both topics, "cats", and "dogs"

Office Holiday

Epic Games' offices will be on holiday from June 22nd to July 7th. During this period support will be limited. Our offices will reopen on Monday, July 8th. 

Need help understanding royalties and commercial licenses.

Hi, I need help to understand royalties and commercial licenses.

The 5% royalties is taken after 3,000 dollars (or pounds as I am in the UK) but how do you know when I generate the income? Also, is the payment just once or more? I am very interest in the companies outcomes and would love to become an Indie developer. I may not even release my projects publically for sale but I would love to know about this questions first incase I make a game and cause trouble with royalties which I would hate to happen. Thank you any help. Hugely appreciated.

Product Version: Not Selected
more ▼

asked Jan 08 '17 at 05:22 AM in Legal & Licensing

avatar image

1 2 3

avatar image Shadow101Super Jan 08 '17 at 05:48 PM

Okay this is understandable thanks. However, if the income was to suddenly drop below $3000 (or set price in the UK) will royalties still be expected or are they put on hold until risen above $3000 again?

avatar image atypic STAFF Jan 08 '17 at 06:14 PM

There's no royalty or royalty reporting if the revenue drops to below $3K.

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

1 answer: sort voted first

$3000 per quarter is calculated in dollars not in your local currency. You can do a currency conversion if you need to.

When you say is royalty payment "just once" - the answer is that royalty calculation is done on a quarterly basis. So in every quarter in which your Product receives revenue, you must do a new royalty calculation. You can find more info on that here.

more ▼

answered Jan 08 '17 at 04:14 PM

avatar image

atypic STAFF
7.1k 132 11 204

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users
Your answer
toggle preview:

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 5.2 MB each and 5.2 MB total.

Follow this question

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

Answers to this question