At the 2023 edition of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in the US, video game developer Epic Games announced some of its new tech capabilities, including – Unreal Editor for Fortnite, Creator Economy 2.0, and more.
Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN), launched in public beta for creators and developers, is a version of the “Unreal Editor” that can create and publish experiences directly to Fortnite.
“UEFN offers the opportunity to use the new programming language Verse for the first time. Aimed at giving UEFN creators the ability to script with existing Fortnite creative tools, Verse offers powerful customization capabilities such as simultaneous Ability to manipulate devices or create new game logic easily,” the company said.
In addition, Creator Economy 2.0, or Engagement Payouts (specifically), is a new way for qualified Fortnite Island Creators to receive money based on engagement with their published content.
According to the company, the engagement payout will proportionally distribute 40 percent of net revenue from Fortnite’s item shop and most of the real money Fortnite buys to creators of eligible islands and experiences, both island independent creators and Battle Battles like Epic’s own. From Royal.
Later this year, the video game developer will launch Fab – a unified marketplace where creators can discover, publish and share digital assets for use in creating digital experiences.
The company said that Fab will include its marketplaces – Unreal Engine Marketplace, SketchFab, Quixel Bridge and ArtStation Marketplace.
FAB will bring together a massive community where makers will earn an 88 percent revenue share, and the marketplace will host all types of digital content, including 3D models, materials, sound, VFX, digital humans and more.
The company also launched Metahuman Animator – a new feature set for the Metahuman framework, which enables users to reproduce any facial performance on metahuman characters as high-fidelity animation.
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