Epic Games acquired the Sketchfab asset store for an undisclosed amount and pledged to immediately reduce platform fees to 12%.
Sketchfab allows users to publish, share, discover, buy, and sell 3D, VR, and AR content for use in a variety of projects. It contains everything from low poly assets to animated platforms and digital analytics, and currently has over 5 million registered users and 8 million unique monthly visitors.
Epic has said it wants to make 3D, AR, and VR content more accessible by expanding the ecosystem of Sketchfab creators. The maker of Fortnite and Unreal Engine also praised the showcase for supporting integrations “across all major 3D authoring tools and publishing platforms,” including major browsers and operating systems.
“Going forward, we will continue to enable all integrations in place with Sketchfab’s technology, and ensure that the company’s offerings remain compatible with each of the different tools and platforms they support,” said said Epic, outlining his plans in a blog postt.
“This includes full support from Unity and other engines. Sketchfab will continue to operate as an independent branded service while working closely with the Unreal Engine team.”
In addition to lowering platform fees, Epic intends to make Sketchfab Plus available for free, a subscription plan that allows more downloads and supports larger file sizes.
“Current Plus customers will automatically upgrade to our Pro plan at no additional cost, with the option to downgrade to free if they choose,” said Alban Denoyel, Managing Director of Sketchfab. separate blog post. “We have also increased the number of monthly downloads of Pro plans from 30 to 50. Finally, we will also be phasing out the Business plan and migrating existing customers from the Business plan to our enterprise-level features at no additional cost.”