Fortnite's Success Just Let Epic Games Give Creators a Huge Raise

Fortnite is such an insanely massive hit that Epic Games is giving some of the money back

That means developers will actually receive more money from the stuff they create with a healthy increase from the usual 70% they receive.

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.

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

Epic Games is changing the revenue sharing offered by its Unreal Engine Marketplace. "Now all involved artists, modelers, animators, programmers and other Unreal developers will be a bit happier, find it easier to live and invest more in their own dream projects and make more high-quality assets and plugins for others".

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.

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"Thanks to both the Marketplace's growth and the success of 'Fortnite, ' Epic now conducts a huge volume of digital commerce", said Sweeney. And this moment is comparable and somewhat surpasses it. 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.

According to Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney, this generous move is the result of the company suddenly having more money than they know what to do with. In addition, the use of Unreal Engine 4 has gone up as well, with 6.3 million users as of this month, an increase of over one million users since March. Also like Steam, the asset creators keep 70 percent of the selling price, while Epic claims 30 percent-until now. And while Epic says 8 million assets have been downloaded from the Unreal Marketplace since 2014, Unity says it was generating 7.2 million asset downloads per year as of 2014.

There have been nearly eight million downloads from the marketplace since 2014.

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.

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