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Epic's latest acquisition is Sketchfab

Epic's latest acquisition is Sketchfab

Fortnite maker Epic Games has made yet another development-focused acquisition.

The firm has snapped up Sketchfab, a firm that lets people buy, sell and editor 3D content for game development. No figure has been placed on the deal, but – unsurprisingly – the acquisition is focused on Epic's 'metaverse' dreams.

“The Sketchfab team has done an incredible job opening up the world of 3D content on the web and enabling anyone to edit and publish content online,” the VP and GM of Epic's Unreal Engine Marc Petit said.

“As the adoption of real-time 3D technology continues to grow, demand for web-based solutions will only increase. We are excited to work together with the Sketchfab team to empower even more creators.

Sketchfab co-founder and CEO Alban Denoyel added: “We built Sketchfab with a mission to empower a new era of creativity and provide a service for creators to showcase their work online and make 3D content accessible. Joining Epic will enable us to accelerate the development of Sketchfab and our powerful online toolset, all while providing an even greater experience for creators. We are proud to work alongside Epic to build the Metaverse and enable creators to take their work even further.”

This is the latest acquisition that Epic has made that bolsters its Unreal Engine tech. In May, Epic snapped up ArtStation while earlier this year it bought Capturing Reality and Rad Game Tools. That's on top of acquiring Fall Guys maker Tonic Games Group.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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