Today at GDC, Epic Games made several announcements… Unreal Engine 5.2 preview, Unreal for Fornite, MetaHuman Animator, but the biggest announcement of them all is Fab. Fab is a universal game development marketplace combining the Unreal Engine Marketplace, Quixel Bridge software, Quixel MegaScans assets, ArtStation and Sketchfab. It is a place to buy and sell game development assets and it is entirely DCC tool and game engine agnostic!
Details of Fab from the Epic Blog:
In the old days, every game developer built all of the content in their product from the ground up. Increasingly, content marketplaces such as Unreal Engine Marketplace and Unity’s Asset Store have provided huge libraries of content which game developers can license from independent content creators and use in their games.
This enables small teams to produce games more quickly and with a lower budget, while funding the growth of independent content creators distributing their work through marketplaces.
We think this trend will grow significantly as creators of experiences across Fortnite, Roblox, Minecraft and other 3D worlds look to these marketplaces as sources of metaverse content, and as players increasingly build out and customize their own 3D spaces online.
Later this year, we’re bringing together our marketplaces—Unreal Engine Marketplace, Sketchfab, Quixel Bridge, and the ArtStation Marketplace—to launch Fab.com: a unified marketplace where creators can find, publish, and share digital assets for use in creating digital experiences.
You can learn more about the Fab gamedev marketplace in the video below.