Have Unreal Engine limitation about game genre?

Hello, dear Developers and Community,

Have Unreal Engine limitation about game genre?

Maybe one of next don’t allow for creation games using Unreal Engine?

simulation (technical, military, scientific, medicine, toilet functions, other life simulators); science; architecture; sexually explicit; pornography; vulgar. I was read, that some other Game SDK have limitations like this. Have Unreal Engine some from this limitations?


why is this issue so long are moderated.

Maybe my question is illegal or violates any of the rules?


The UE4 EULA (EULA - Unreal Engine) says this about use restrictions:

You may not engage in any activity with respect to the Licensed Technology, including as incorporated into a Product, (1) for any gambling-related activities or Products (as defined by law in the jurisdiction of use); (2) for operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation, aircraft communication systems or air traffic control machines, or for military use in connection with live combat; (3) in violation of any applicable law or regulation; (4) in which the Licensed Technology is rented or leased; (5) that misappropriates any of Epic’s other products or services; (6) in support of a claim by you or any third party that the Licensed Technology infringes a patent. You also may not sell or grant a security interest in the Licensed Technology.


That quote is correct. Apart from those restrictions, the license grants are for “any lawful purpose” (see Section 1). You mention sexually explicit content. In the United States, that’s generally lawful but the laws on this subject vary by country.

Hello ,

I’ve published your question from the moderation queue, but since you asked, I wanted to let you know that the reason why it was placed there in the first place was due to the use of the word “pornography” and possibly other words. It is perfectly fine in this context but can be misused in other contexts.

Interesting question.
I was searched similar information about limitations.

What differents between “sexually explicit content” and “pornography” ?
Using “■■■■■” video in games content it is the pornography, it is obviously.

Virtually 3d models simulating sex motions - is it “pornography” or is it “sexually explicit”? (for example japaness game “Artificial Girl”)

A Striptease is a “sexually explicit” or “erotic”?

Help understand, please.

Second question. If some game contains any part of nudity or sexual explicit. This game can be to sell at american web marketplaces. Any people from any countries can buy it (no matter allow this in his country or not?)? Or I understand wrong?

sory, I duplicate my questions. Delete one of copies, please.

all good. Thank you.

Thank you for help.

The difference varies per country. I’d take no risk in trying to sell your product in, for example, Saudi Arabia, as it forbids sexual content by law.

Any intent on doing so will render you prosecutable in said country.

My team is working on a heavily politically loaded game, which is a political statement by itself. Even though the Dutch have freedom of speech, under which game content also is categorized, there are certain laws that prohibit certain expressions, for example:

from Lèse-majesté - Wikipedia

I advise to contact a lawyer that specializes in these matters, as did we.

Big thank you.
Your answer is very good. You really helped me.