Epic Games has acquired ArtStation, the most well-liked platform for artists and designers in video video games, movie, and different leisure media.

Announcing the information, ArtStation wrote in a press launch that it has acquired great help from Epic Games because it launched in 2014, particularly from the corporate’s Unreal Engine workforce. The platform is fashionable amongst online game artists, who usually publish their portfolios on the web site. Gamers have loved an in-depth take a look at the artwork behind a few of the largest video video games through the years.

The press launch additional reads:

Last 12 months, on the preliminary peak of the pandemic, Epic dedicated to supporting us with a Megagrant, which helped immensely throughout an unsure interval. Through our collaboration, we witnessed Epic’s deep respect for the ArtStation group and that we shared the identical mission to empower creators. It grew to become clear that by becoming a member of forces, we’d have a a lot greater impression. 

ArtStation will stay an independently branded platform owned by Epic Games and can proceed its mission to empower creators to thrive. You can nonetheless use the platform as you do at the moment, and we’ll proceed to be open to all creators throughout verticals, each 2D and 3D alike – together with people who don’t use Unreal Engine. We’ll be actively hiring and rising the ArtStation workforce. We’re dedicated to enhancing the platform and now as part of Epic, we’ll be capable to do far more.

Meanwhile, Sony Corporation has made a significant investment into Epic Games, and has acquired a minority stake within the firm.