Epic partially credits the surging success of Fortnite for the change.
The marketplace is a store where modellers, animators, sound creators and everything else upload individual assets, which are then purchased by developers to create their game worlds.
According to Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney, this generous move is the result of the company suddenly having more money than they know what to do with.
"This is unreal. It's a really wonderful day for all people using the Unreal Engine Marketplace", says developer Dmitry Smirnov with VEA Games. Epic now have a 70/30 split, meaning that developers take 70 percent and Epic takes 30 percent.
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"Epic has proven time and time again that they do what they can to do right by the sellers on the platform", said Michael Allar, director of Gamemakin LLC.
Epic announced this change to the marketplace yesterday by saying that the creators of the store will now finally receive 88% of their product sales which is an increase from the common 70% / 30% split of other digital marketplaces.
There's no word on how the money will be given back to developers, but there have been 8 million downloads from the marketplace since its inception, so it certainly seems like a lot of checks are about to be cut.
As of July 2018, more than 6.3 million users have chosen Unreal Engine 4, an increase of more than 1 million users since March.