Getting started with Unreal Engine 4 projects became a lot easier with the release of version 4.7. Epic Games and Microsoft have provided direct access to Visual Studio out of the gate when you download Unreal Engine 4, which, as most of you already know, is available for free.
Today, developers everywhere not only have free source code access to the entirety of Unreal Engine 4, but also quick access to Visual Studio Community 2013 when building code-based projects.
Looking towards the future, Epic Games and Microsoft are working together closely to ensure full compatibility with Visual Studio 2015 in later releases of the engine. Visual Studio 2015 is expected to release some time later this year. Watch for upcoming announcements surrounding the support of this anticipated update.
Unreal Engine 4 supports a range of platforms, including Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, OS X, iOS, Android, Linux, SteamOS and HTML5, as well as VR platforms including SteamVR, Oculus Rift, Morpheus and Gear VR.
Together with Microsoft, Epic is making it easier than ever for you to use the rich capabilities of the Visual Studio IDE to create anything you can dream up.