According to a recent medium blog posted on Abyss page, Abyss is now offering UE4 licensing program to developers on The Abyss platform. Abyss is a digital distribution platform for massively multiplayer online (MMO) video games. UE4 is a world-class toolset that brings real-time, high-fidelity experiences to games and applications across PC, console, mobile, VR and AR. Released by Epic Games in March 2014, UE4 is one of the most widely used engines for commercial game development.
Developers on The Abyss platform will now enjoy favourable terms for use of UE4 technology, including access to the Unreal Developer Network (UDN), free maintenance and technical support. The Abyss will also provide marketing support for new UE4-based games, helping devs to attract early adopters, while already released games will be offered extra traffic.
According to Mike Gamble, Head of games Licensing EMEA, Epic Games, the owners of the popular game Fortnite stated, “We’re delighted that The Abyss has chosen to provide additional resources to Unreal Engine developers and publishers on its platform. UE4 scales to hundreds of millions of players, and access to premier support and connections with the global community can be critical to success of large-scale games with live operations.”
Konstantin Boyko-Romanovsky, Founder of The Abyss, also stated, “We are launching this powerful program to deliver a number of services and tools that will help and inspire UE4 developers to produce even more high-quality games. We strongly believe our model is the future of gaming and digital distribution and we’re delighted to welcome new Unreal Engine benefits to our platform.”