So I subscribed to Unreal and downloaded it, and loved it.
Literally loved everything about it, and I prefer it to Unity in every way. Unfortunately, the only thing that is stopping me is the heavy hardware requirements. Everything runs perfectly on my specced out PC, but UE4 seems to have a vengeance against integrated graphics cards. It wont run at all on my 2013 MBP (Intel HD 3000), or my Windows Laptop (Intel HD 4000). Both of these are capable of running some pretty graphically demanding games (you’d be surprised how good these Intel HD GPU’s are). On my Windows laptop, I can launch UE4, but even the Tappy Chicken demo is unplayable, and a blank project is just as bad. On my MBP, UE4 wont even load up! (Just for clarity’s sake, the CPU and memory usage are not the problem, they both meet the requirements).
Unfortunately, I just can’t justify locking myself in a room for hours and so my laptops are my go to systems for the most part. They both run Unity perfectly, and this, and only this, is why I’m sticking to Unity for the time being.
I know I’m probably not the target market for Epic for the most part, but are there any plans to improve performance on lower end systems?