Epic Games and The Abyss Blockchain
The Abyss blockchain is a new digital gaming platform that offers MMO’s (Massively Multiplayer Online games) and other video games. Offering a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model, it gives indie-studios the ability to develop, run, market and manage their games. There is no interference from a third party.
Further, users can generate income via “the unique multilevel referral program which serves as an additional revenue stream for gamers and developers.“
Epic Games Involvement – UE4
Now, The Abyss is partnering with Epic Games. The platform is offering its partner developers licensing, maintenance and support for Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 (UE4).
Released by Epic in March 2014, UE4 has become one of the most widely used engines for commercial game development. In essence, it is a tool used by game developers to create real-time, high-fidelity experiences as it offers the most advanced graphics out there.
In return for use of UE4, developers on The Abyss platform will be required to make quarterly payments, the equivalent to 5% of their returns, once they earned over $3,000.
Developers will also receive marketing support from The Abyss if they do use UE4 to develop their game. For example, the platform will help to attract early players for new games, and offer extra traffic for already released ones.
Unreal Engine Developers
On the partnership, Mike Gamble, Head of Games Licensing EMEA, for Epic Games, said:
“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.”
By offering UE4, The Abyss is hoping to attract more gaming studios and games to its blockchain. And further, as Abyss users are able to accept the native ABYSS token for payment and purchases, the platform is aiming to help Unreal Engine developers to adopt cryptocurrency.
What do you think? Have you heard of The Abyss platform? Sounds pretty cool!
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