Epic Games has announced that it has bought 3D asset storefront Sketchfab. The financial details of the deal remain undisclosed.
“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,” Epic Games said in a blog post. “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.”
With the acquisition, both companies hope to make content creation easier for creators by making their 3D, AR, and VR content more accessible.
“Current Plus customers will be automatically upgraded to our Pro plan at no additional cost, with the option to downgrade to free if they wish to do so,” commented Sketchfab CEO Alban Denoyel. “We also increased the number of monthly uploads of Pro plans from 30 to 50. Finally, we will also be retiring the Business plan and migrate current Business plan customers to our enterprise-level features, at no additional cost.”
According to the deal, Sketchfab will continue to operate independently and maintain its branding while working closely with Epic Games.
Sketchfab is an online platform for 3D content that can be used in a variety of projects. Sketchfab offers various 3D assets including digital scans and animated rigs. The company boasts nearly 5 million registered users and 8 million unique monthly visitors.
Epic Games also announced that in addition to lowering platform fees to 12 percent for their user base, they would be making the Sketchfab Plus plan free. This subscription-based service allows users extra uploads and support for larger file sizes.
This is Epic Games’ second asset marketplace acquisition this year. Back in April, the maker of Fortnite and The Unreal Engine bought ArtStation for an undisclosed sum.