I downloaded Unreal Engine/Editor for free a month or so ago, after reading this article from 2015: If You Love Something, Set It Free - Unreal Engine It was one of the deciding factors on whether to go with Unreal or Unity, which was on sale for ~$250 for the full package. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed learning and trying to develop my first game, with all of the amazing enhancements that puts it way out ahead of the competition…
I was discussing the new Unreal Studio Beta release with someone, who sent me this link: Frequently Asked Questions - Unreal Engine It mentions that Unreal Studio Beta is open for sign-up until November 2018, and the person I was discussing it with mentioned that he believed that after this point, it would become or revert to a paid product.
I’ve been doing some searching on the Unreal website, and cannot find corroboration to that. I was hoping someone could please shed some light on this.
Is Unreal Studio a paid product, in addition to the Unreal Engine/Editor package? Are they one in the same? Will Unreal Engine/Editor revert to a paid product? Or, after November 2018, will we have to pay for Unreal Studio’s additional functionality (Datasmith, etc.) if we want to continue using it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!