While we’re used to things like studios purchased and paid for as part of Epic’s Fourteen days-filled crusade against companies like Apple and Valve, the company spent the weekend buying something unexpected: ArtStation, a website that Anyone who has ever read ours art feature will be more than familiar.
After CGHub passed away in 2014, ArtStation basically came about the Website for everyone work professionally in the entertainment business. If an artist worked in video games, it was almost certain they had a portfolio on ArtStation, which is why almost everyone art Post would include a link to the website.
What does the sale actually mean? For artists, as you’d expect elsewhere given Epic’s developer-friendly pricing, a huge reduction in Seller Fees (ArtStation) allows them to make a lot more money on the site has a commercial element where people can sell things like tutorial videos and photo reference packs) while ArtStation’s internal tutorial videos will also be free for the rest of 2021.
For Epic, they’ll use the site’s popularity and structure to do a lot more Unreal Engine-related things, while ArtStation will for everyone elsecontinue to act as an independent branding platform, ”which for most artists means that the look and feel of the website will remain exactly the same, at least for now.
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