Epic Games merges FAB with metaverse asset markets
Comprehensive asset repository for the development of three-dimensional worlds: FAB Epic Games has announced an important plan for the metaverse: FAB, which unites different asset markets under one brand.
With this new store called Epic Games FAB; It will offer assets from Unreal Engine Marketplace, Quixel Bridge, Artstation Marketplace, and Sketchfab in one place. Epic will give creators 88 percent of the proceeds, as it did on the Epic Games Store.
In a blog post from Epic , “In the past, every game developer would create all the content in their product from scratch. Increasingly, content markets such as the Unreal Engine Marketplace and Unity’s Asset Store offer huge libraries of content that game developers can use in their games by licensing them from independent creators.
We think this trend will grow significantly as creators of Fortnite, Roblox, Minecraft and other 3D worlds see these markets as a source of metaverse content, and as players increasingly create and customize their own 3D spaces online.” statements were included.
At the FAB, you’ll be able to find a wide range of digital assets such as “3D models, materials, sound, VFX, digital people, and more,” as Epic puts it. The company positions FAB as an open marketplace compatible with “all engines, all metaverse-inspired games that support imported content, and the most popular digital content creation packages.” Theoretically, this means you can get value from the store without needing to be an Unreal Engine developer.
FAB is scheduled to launch later this year, but is currently available in alpha as the new Unreal Editor add-on for Fortnite tools.