Epic now gives Unreal Engine developers 88% of game profits

Epic now gives Unreal Engine developers 88% of game profits

Up until now, Epic Games has taken a huge chunk of developers' profits because of the agreement that developers have when making games using Unreal Engine.

Things are pretty insane for Epic Games right now.

In an unexpected move, Epic Games has announced that it's changing the 70% / 30% revenue split in place on the Unreal Engine Marketplace.

"Thanks to both the Marketplace's growth and the success of 'Fortnite, ' Epic now conducts a huge volume of digital commerce", said Sweeney.

Moving forward, Epic hopes that this will bolster the content on its platform further, allowing its 6.3 million users to access better quality and quantity of assets.

A few creators have spoken up about the deal, showing nothing but support for it. "This is unreal. It's a really wonderful day for all people using the Unreal Engine Marketplace". 3D modellers, sound designers, animators and more can upload their assets to the store, and those assets can then be purchased by game developers. And this moment is comparable and somewhat surpasses it. Epic was not forthcoming with how much the revenue sharing was going to amount to nor when it would be paying it out, but developers who have been with the Unreal Engine Marketplace since the beginning should be looking at pretty hefty lump-sum paychecks very soon.

"Epic has proven time and time again that they do what they can to do right by the sellers on the platform". This cut equates to a 25-percent raise for asset developers.

Unreal Engine 4 has seen an increase of more than one million users since March 2018. The Unreal Engine Marketplace has also seen a 30-percent growth in new sellers over the first half of 2018. There are now over 1,500 creators offering more than 5,000 curated products on the Marketplace.

The best part for developers is that this not only applies to future transactions, but will retroactively be implemented across all past purchases all the way back to 2014 when the Marketplace launched. But it's still quite a bit smaller than the Unity Asset Store, which launched in 2010 and has grown to include over 36,000 assets as of previous year and over 3,600 creators back in 2014.

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