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Epic Games Acquires ArtStation Development Platform

by Rainier on April 30, 2021 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT

Epic Games has acquired ArtStation, a platform for creators across games, media and entertainment where they can develop and share their portfolios, post and discover job opportunities and make a living doing what they love.

Epic Games will continue to grow the ArtStation community and integrate new features and tools that expand creators’ ability to showcase their talent and artwork. 

At Epic, ArtStation will continue to operate as an independently branded platform while collaborating closely with the Unreal Engine team. By joining forces, the ArtStation and Unreal Engine teams will be able to empower the creative community with expanded tools, resources, and connections. And starting today, we will be reducing ArtStation Marketplace fees so creators can get even more value from the ArtStation platform. ArtStation Learning will also be free to all users for the remainder of 2021.

Artists will continue to benefit from ArtStation’s unique platform as they do today and ArtStation will continue to support creators across mediums and genres - including those that do not use Unreal Engine.

For more information about what this means for ArtStation creators, check out the ArtStation blog post.

“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.”

“Over the last seven years, we've worked hard to enable creators to showcase their work, connect with opportunities and make a living doing what they love,” said Leonard Teo, CEO and co-founder of ArtStation. “As part of Epic, we will be able to advance this mission and give back to the community in ways that we weren’t able to on our own, while retaining the ArtStation name and spirit.” 

“We’re excited for this next chapter of the ArtStation journey,” said Kevin Strike, COO and co-founder of ArtStation. “ArtStation grew into one of the largest creative sites on the internet and became the go-to showcase platform for our industry. As part of Epic, we’ll be able to accelerate ArtStation’s growth and help the creative community in ways we could only imagine before.”

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