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Epic Games Acquires Quixel, Opens Megascans Library for UE Use

Published on : November 12, 2019
Epic Games Acquires Quixel, Opens Megascans Library for UE Use
By Mercedes Milligan
 
Kicking off Unreal Academy London, Epic Games announced the acquisition of Quixel, creator of the world’s largest photogrammetry asset library and bundled toolset, with all Quixel Megascans becoming free for all use with Unreal Engine. In addition, Epic announced significant Unreal Engine developments that streamline functionality to offer elegant solutions for creators across all industries.
 
Founded in 2011, Quixel‘s products include Megascans, an extensive library of 2D and 3D photogrammetry assets, supported by companion applications Bridge and Mixer. Leading game developers, filmmakers, and visualization specialists use Quixel Megascans assets to craft blockbuster games (Metro Exodus, Destiny 2, Battlefield V), blockbuster animation (The Jungle Book, Black Panther, The Lion King, Pacific Rim: Uprising), and lifelike scenes through high-quality content and access to a vast array of tools. Quixel’s primary operations will remain based in Sweden, with over 100 employees across six countries joining the Epic Games team.
 
“Building photorealistic 3D content is an expensive endeavor in game development and film production. By coming together with Quixel to make Megascans free for all use in Unreal Engine, this level of artistry is now available to everyone from triple-A studios to indies,” said Epic Games Founder & CEO Tim Sweeney. read more
 
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