unreal engine is now free (allmost)
meanwhile unity launch version 5 !
which one is better and why? i have no experience in ue so i can not tell but what does /g/ think ?
While this is true to some extend, I have to say that even without any programming knowledge you can do much more with UE in the long run.
When it comes to visuals, both engines can output stunning results.
It really depends on what you feel more comfortable using.
I'm already invested in Unity and that's just working in the 2D sector. I'm sure I can hop over to Unreal if I wanted to but I'm already content in the Unity family AND it'd probably eat way more time learning Unreal, essentially learning from the ground up again.
Switching engines just because there's a shiny new version out is dumb.
If you ever feel limited by a certain engine, then switching is ok.
And like you said, learning everything all over again is a very timeconsuming thing. Especially if you're used to working with certain keyboard shortcuts from the previous editor/engine.