Choosing a Game engine can be difficult for a new Game developer. Without the experience of working on the game engines,its not possible to decide . Unity and Unreal are the most widely used game engines.So in this post we will cover Unity vs Unreal.
The most crucial requirement for a new developer is the support community and learning curve.If a game engine has a good support community then it makes the learning more fun and interesting. Choosing an engine with steep learning curve might lead you to lose interest in game development.
We have listed some key points for Unity and Unreal engine which will help you decide which one to use.
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UNITY VS UNREAL- basic points
|COST||Free, Till your Total revenue grosses $100000 in last fiscal year||Free,Royalties applicable if product revenue crosses $3000.|
|SETUP SIZE||Component based installation,Software is only 750MB,Rest of the components can be installed as required.||6.8gb installation file. 20GB disk space after installation|
|System requirement||OS: Windows 7 SP1+, 8, 10, 64-bit versions only; macOS 10.12+ |
CPU: SSE2 instruction set support.
Memory :8GB RAM
GPU: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities.
|OS:Windows 10 64-bit |
CPU:Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
Memory:8 GB RAM
GPU/DirectX Version:DirectX 11 or DirectX 12 compatible graphics card
|User Interface||Easy to navigate for beginners||Steep learning curve|
|Platforms available||IOS,Android ,Windows Universal Windows Platform ,Mac ,Oculus Rift ,Steam VR PC & Mac ,PlayStation VR,Gear VR ,Windows Mixed Reality ,Daydream ,Android TV ,tvOS ,Nintendo Switch ,Apple ARKit ,Google ARCore||Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, AR, VR, Linux, SteamOS, and HTML5.|
|Support||Well developed documentation with a support community,Unity assets store for free game assets.||Well developed documentation with a support community,though the support community is not as big as Unity.Unreal market place is getting good.|
|Tutorials||Free learning tutorial in the Unity website, lot of third party websites available,infinite number of youtube tutorial,special certified course by Unity. Learn Unity||Free learning tutorial in Unreal academy, lot of third party websites available,infinite number of youtube tutorial.Learn Unreal|
|For whom||Best for beginners, equally good for PRO.||Steep learning curve for beginners, really good for pro developers.|
UNITY VS UNREAL- advance points
1. Unreal engine allows you to change the code to have a customized game engine.
2. If you are some one who works on more 2d games. Then unity tools are much better than unreal engine.
3. The graphics of games made with unreal engine looks better.
4. Unity asset store is a great place to get assets for your game. Unreal marketplace is not as resourceful as unity.
5. Default project build times for unreal are much slower than unity.
Should i learn unity or unreal?
You should learn unity if you are looking for step by step instructions for developing games and need a lot of support. Unity is easier to learn compared to unreal and the support community is too good. Also in the job environment unity skills are in more demand than unreal.
Unreal is for people who want to experiment with stuffs and are ready to do it alone without much support. Even unreal has improved in the area of tutorials but its not able to match the level of Unity. Unreal is good if you want more control on your game engine but that’s for advanced users.
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