Epic Games’ next big plan for the metaverse is to unify all of its disparate asset markets under one brand, fantastic. The new store includes assets from the Unreal Engine Marketplace, Quixel Bridge, Artstation Marketplace, and Sketchfab, and Epic gives creators 88 percent of the revenue from the store, just like it does for the Epic Games Store.
“In the past, every game developer built all the content in their product from the ground up. Content marketplaces such as Unreal Engine Marketplace and Unity’s Asset Store increasingly offer massive libraries of content that game developers can license from independent content creators and use in their games,” said Epic. in a blog post. “We believe this trend will grow significantly as experience creators in Fortnite, Roblox, Minecraft and other 3D worlds look to these marketplaces as sources of metaverse content, and as players increasingly build and customize their own 3D spaces online. “
On Fab, you can get a huge amount of digital assets, including “3D models, materials, sound, VFX, digital people, and more,” says Epic. And the company is positioning it as an open marketplace that will support “all engines, all metaverse-inspired games that support imported content, and the most popular digital content creation packages.” In theory, this means you don’t have to be an Unreal Engine developer to get value from the store.