Epic Games acquired 3D asset platform Sketchfab


Epic Games acquired 3D asset platform Sketchfab. This acquisition will help Epic Games can help it developers with everything they need to make games in Unreal Engine without having to look elsewhere for anything.

“By joining forces, Epic and Sketchfab will be able to make 3D, AR and VR content more accessible and grow the creator ecosystem, which are critical to an open and interconnected Metaverse,” Epic wrote in a blog post.

Sketchfab hosts more than 4 million 3D assets. Users can edit, buy and sell content on the platform. Epic has dropped Sketchfab’s store fees to 12 percent, so people making 3D assets receive a larger slice of sales revenue. Epic also says it will maintain Sketchfab’s integrations with 3D creation and publishing platforms.

Sketchfab will continue to operate as an independently branded service while collaborating closely with the Unreal Engine team.

Source: Engadget