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What is the Unreal Engine's actual cost?

Hi, I'm new to unreal engine development and I have intalled UE4 and Visual Studio Community 2017. I was planning to use Visual Code since that the free one for commercial use but it seems that even though I use Visual Code for coding, I need Visual Studio for Compiler which I will have to pay a lot if the studio is larger than 5 or more people. SO the real question is, What is the actual cost of using Unreal Engine 4? 5% if the revenue goes up over 3000$ + Visual Studio Professional/Enterprise License fee Per person?

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asked Jun 24 '19 at 08:10 AM in C++ Programming

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You DO NOT need Visual Studio pro to compile your code nor to package your games. You can use Visual Studio Comunity, which is free and fully capable for whatever game you are making with Unreal. So the cost of Unreal is 5% of the revenue above $3000 per year quarter (if your game sells $3500 on a quarter you pay 5% of $500).

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answered Jun 24 '19 at 01:08 PM

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avatar image skij99 Jun 24 '19 at 03:17 PM

Thank you for the answer! So any kind of Visual Studio (not Code) is mandatory right? Than the licensing problem depends on Microsoft.... Thanks anyway!

avatar image KristofMorva Jun 24 '19 at 04:35 PM

Nothing is mandatory. It's just C++, you can use whatever you want to compile it (like CLion), Visual Studio Community is just the most supported one.

avatar image skij99 Jun 25 '19 at 10:04 AM

I searched about using CLion but it seems that CLion also uses Visual Studio Build Tools....:(

avatar image KristofMorva Jun 25 '19 at 10:13 AM

And why is that a problem? I don't see any indication that it costs anything.

avatar image skij99 Jun 25 '19 at 02:19 PM

I read that it uses same licensing with the Visual Studio Community/Professional/Enterprise.

avatar image KristofMorva Jun 25 '19 at 03:01 PM

But Visual Studio Community is free for commercial use, so if it uses the same license, then it's free too :)

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