The Abyss, a new digital distribution platform for massively multiplayer online (MMO) video games, has announced it is now offering its partner developers licensing, maintenance and support for Unreal Engine 4 (UE4).
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.
Mike Gamble, Head of Games Licensing EMEA, Epic Games, commented:
“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, said:
“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.”
The Abyss platform focusing on MMO/MMORPG games was officially launched in March 2019, soon followed by Desktop App for Windows OS release. The project’s key feature is a multilevel referral program that provides an additional revenue stream and allows developers to earn from each transaction made by their referrals, even if they pay in other games.
About The Abyss
The Abyss is a digital distribution platform for MMO/MMORPG games. With a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model at its core, The Abyss supports indie-studios by providing a complete technology stack allowing them to easily develop, run, market and manage game projects with no third parties involved. Users are also offered a series of income-generating services including the unique multilevel referral program which serves as an additional revenue stream for gamers and developers. For more information on the platform visit theabyss.com and check out @theabyss.