Op RPOV) hebben ze een interessant artikel over de handel in game engines geschreven. Bedrijven zoals Id Stoftware, Raven Soft en 3d Realms worden besproken.The benefits for a company licensing an engine include avoiding the time and expense involved to create a new engine, support from both the licenser and the community of developers using similar technology, ready to use development tools, and other minor benefits that may be thrown in. The down side is the sometimes high cost of the license (id software is now charging upwards of $700,000 per license) as well as the problem of an engine not being able to support a design goal for the game. Lees de rest hier