Hi Everyone! I though I’d contribute to the UE4 board on my first post with some healthy discussion about the developers on it, rather than the engine itself.
(Side note: This is my opinion, i expect people do agree but i wanted to know how others feel about it)
So the marketplace is what I’m talk about here. It bothers the hell out of me that they are adding this. A lot of Developers that use a asset marketplace are usually on Unity or some other engine that has a simple setup and whatnot, but what makes me wonder is why the Unreal Engine needs that. From right now to past, most of the Developers that make subpar products usually release them for free or as studies, and the ones that were “Wizard of Oz” cloaked fizzed out. I think that the reason for that is because UDK/UE3 revolved around emulating a full production pipeline including creating your own scripts, creating your own assets, and making all misc/sounds/post. With a marketplace you get a bunch of Deep pocket learners and “hey I’m owner of SuperCoolGames Inc. and i need 0324234 assets” that either try to sell projects they shouldn’t, or create subpar content by purchasing marketplace assets and other items. Overall, I’m just REALLY worried that the marketplace is going to start attracting the wrong crowd from other places to the Unreal Dev community.
Does anyone else see this as an issue or worry about this? I’m just curious, Let me know.