The portfolio platform, ArtStation, was recently acquired by the growing video game publisher, Epic Games. The announcement follows a reduced marketplace fee from 30% to 12% starting today.
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In an announcement made by both companies on their respective sites, Epic Games promises that the platform will remain an Independent brand despite the new ownership.
“We are thrilled that ArtStation is joining Epic as we work to accelerate the development and growth of the creator community worldwide,” said Marc Petit, VP and General Manager of Unreal Engine. “The ArtStation leadership team brings tremendous talent and an unparalleled track record of supporting a vibrant creator community and ecosystem. We look forward to working with them to provide creators with access to even more resources and tools, empowering them to do their best work.”
Epic Games has supported ArtStation in the past by providing them with a Megagrant during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, which left numerous people struggling with employment.