Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Unreal Engine Marketplace Increases Revenue Share to Creators, Makes Retroactive Payments

Fortnite is such an insanely massive hit that Epic Games is giving some of the money back Fortnite is making so much money that Epic is giving Unreal Marketplace creators a big raise
Sandy Mccarthy | 13 July, 2018, 19:56

Gaining one million new users over four months. "The resulting economies of scale enable us to pass the savings along to the Unreal Engine Marketplace community". What do you think of Epic Games' latest efforts?

Except now, that changes in benefit of game developers. "Thanks to both the Marketplace's growth and the success of Fortnite, Epic now conducts a huge volume of digital commerce", said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic.

Needless to say, Unreal Engine creators, like Michael Allar of Gamemakin LLC, are excited about the change...

The marketplace is a store where modellers, animators, sound creators and everything else upload individual assets, which are then purchased by developers to create their game worlds.

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The publisher announced the change to its marketplace earlier this week, cutting its own profits down to an 88% / 12% split in favour of developers. 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. "This is something that many sellers lose sight of, regardless of engine or platform, when working with marketplaces day to day". The undisputed game of 2018 has been such a smash hit success it is set to see a significant reward for the developers behind the assets that the game utilises. The Unreal Engine Marketplace has also seen a 30-percent growth in new sellers over the first half of 2018.

What's even more impressive is that this will not only apply to future sales, but to all past transactions since the store's 2014 launch - retroactively granting developers millions in revenue for items they sold years ago. 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 a year ago and over 3,600 creators back in 2014.

Of course, Epic's move isn't purely altruistic - they want as many people using Unreal Engine as possible, and giving asset creators a better deal gives them an edge over competitors.

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