Epic Games has added another hyphen to its multi-hyphenate business with the acquisition of ArtStation, the premier hosting site for CGI and videogame-centered artist portfolios. The site includes an enormous number of works from gifted novices and professionals.
ArtStation is additionally a commercial center for digital assets going from 3D models to game resources. As a feature of the securing, Epic reported that it has dropped the site’s standard commercial marketplace charge from 30% to 12% much as it did with the Epic Games Store. For Pro members, the fee reduces from 20% to 8% and 5% for self-promoted sales. The organization is likewise making tutorials in ArtStation’s learning area free until the finish of 2021. That incorporates a huge library of materials from luminaries like Disney chief Kevin Lima, ILM pioneers Steve Williams and Mark Dippé, and others.
Here’s what both companies said in joint announcement:
Today we are excited to announce that ArtStation is joining the Epic Games family. ArtStation provides a platform for creators across games, media, and entertainment where they can develop and share their portfolios, post and discover job opportunities and make a living doing what they love. Together we will continue to grow the ArtStation community and integrate new features and tools that expand creators’ ability to showcase their talent and artwork.
At Epic, ArtStation will continue to operate as an independently branded platform while collaborating closely with the Unreal Engine team. By joining forces, the ArtStation and Unreal Engine teams will be able to empower the creative community with expanded tools, resources, and connections. And starting today, we will be reducing ArtStation Marketplace fees so creators can get even more value from the ArtStation platform. ArtStation Learning will also be free to all users for the remainder of 2021.
Epic Games not only creates and distributes games but runs the Epic Games Store. It additionally builds the Unreal Engine that powers various games, VFX platforms utilized in movies and films, and even things like Hummer’s infotainment framework. Epic has guaranteed that ArtStation “will keep on working as an autonomously marked stage while teaming up intimately with the Unreal Engine team.”