LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Xsolla Capital, a $50 million royalty investment fund focused on video games, and Epic Games, creator of Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) and games across many genres and platforms, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to help UE4 developers bring their titles to market. Xsolla Capital and Epic's mutual goal is to foster success for independent developers who want to self-publish their visionary games.
Under the terms of the collaboration, Xsolla Capital will support UE4 developers with financial and marketing resources for the development of their projects in addition to covering the costs of custom Unreal Engine licensing, which reduces royalties and provides direct technical support via the Unreal Developer Network (UDN). Moreover, UE4 developers joining this program stand to benefit from Xsolla's services which include worldwide payment solutions, a 24/7 international customer support team, the #1 fraud protection in the gaming industry, easy-to-integrate distribution options, data visualization and more.
"Now is the perfect time for Xsolla to partner with our team to bring outstanding independent games to market," said Mike Gamble, European territory manager at Epic Games. "Since taking Unreal Engine 4 free two years ago, we've seen an enormous rise in high-quality titles made by small teams, and Xsolla is able to share in that success by allowing developers to maintain creative control while receiving many of the benefits a traditional publishing arrangement would provide."
"Xsolla Capital is happy to help Unreal Engine 4 game developers deliver their titles to a wider audience. We've seen many independent developers embracing UE4 in new and emerging game genres," said Dmitri Bourkovski, partner at Xsolla Capital. "Xsolla Capital is excited to be a part of bringing these next-level indie titles to existing and expanding game audiences."
Together, Epic Games and Xsolla Capital plan to widen the reach of UE4 games in global markets and propel the developers behind these exciting projects to continued success. Game developers can apply for funding and support at https://xsolla.com/capital/.
About Epic Games
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of the Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series of games. Today Epic is building Paragon, Fortnite, Battle Breakers, SPYJiNX, Robo Recall and Unreal Tournament. Epic's Unreal Engine technology is used by teams of all sizes to ship visually stunning, high-quality games and experiences across PC, console, VR and mobile platforms. Developers also choose Unreal Engine for visualization, design, film, television and simulation. Follow @EpicGames and download Unreal Engine for free at unrealengine.com.
Xsolla is an e-commerce platform for video game publishing and distribution. Focusing solely on the video games industry, Xsolla delivers an a la carte menu of global services -- user acquisition, payment solutions, game store building and management, the #1 fraud protection in the gaming industry, international year-round customer support, marketing worldwide, and data analytics/visualization. Leaving the creative to the developers/publishers, Xsolla complements their backend and frontend toolkits by building custom infrastructure solutions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices around the globe, Xsolla has become a partner-centric premium service company and a merchant of record for major gaming entities like Valve, Twitch, Ubisoft, Epic Games, and Nexon.
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