Epic Games Acquires Sketchfab

The Unreal Engine team revealed Sketchfab is now a part of the Epic Games family.

For those of you unfamiliar with the platform, Sketchfab allows artists to discover, edit, buy and sell 3D content directly through the web-based service. It now features 4 million 3D assets. Sketchfab has integrations across every major 3D creation tool and publishing platform. It is also compatible with all major browsers and operating systems (both desktop and mobile). The duo now wants to make 3D, AR, and VR content more accessible and grow the creator ecosystem to support an open and interconnected Metaverse.

"Going forward we will continue to enable all of the integrations in place with Sketchfab’s technology, as well as ensure the company’s offerings will remain compatible with each of the different tools and platforms they support," wrote Epic Games. "This includes wholeheartedly supporting Unity and other engines. Sketchfab will continue to operate as an independently branded service while collaborating closely with the Unreal Engine team."

They also announced that they are reducing Sketchfab’s store fees to 12% to let 3D creators get more value when using Sketchfab.

"The Sketchfab team has done an incredible job opening up the world of 3D content on the web and enabling anyone to edit and publish content online," said Marc Petit, VP and General Manager of Unreal Engine. "As the adoption of real-time 3D technology continues to grow, demand for web-based solutions will only increase. We are excited to work together with the Sketchfab team to empower even more creators."

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