Getting started with Unreal Engine 4 projects became a lot easier with the release of version 4.7. Epic Games and Microsoft have provided direct access to Visual Studio out of the gate when developers download Unreal Engine 4, which is available for free at www.unrealengine.com.
Today, developers everywhere not only have free source code access to the entirety of Unreal Engine 4, but also quick access to Visual Studio Community 2013 when building code-based projects.
Looking towards the future, Epic Games and Microsoft are working together closely to ensure full compatibility with Visual Studio 2015, which is expected to release later this year.
Unreal Engine 4 supports a range of platforms, including Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, OS X, iOS, Android, Linux, SteamOS and HTML5, as well as VR platforms including SteamVR, Oculus Rift, Morpheus and Gear VR.
Together with Microsoft, Epic is making it easier than ever for developers to use the rich capabilities of the Visual Studio IDE to create anything they dream up.