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Epic Games Pushes Further Into AR and VR; a Swan Song for Oculus Rift

The Information | July 21, 2021, 3 p.m.

Epic Gamesโ€™ planned purchase of Sketchfab, announced this morning, is the clearest sign yet that the maker of Fortnite takes AR and VR seriously.Sketchfab is a New York-based startup best known for its 3D asset marketplace where users can upload and sell ready-made 3D models for use in videogames, 3D animations or AR and VR experiences. Since its launch in 2011, Sketchfab has amassed over 5 million users and become one of the most popular 3D marketplaces next to the Unity Asset Store, CGTrader and TurboSquid.

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