Epic Games has announced the acquisition of Quixel, creators of the Megascans library of photoscanned assets, the Mixer and the Bridge apps. Thanks to this acquisition the full contents of the Megascans library is now free to use with Unreal Engine with no restrictions on downloads per month or resolution.
A subscription is still required to use assets in other applications, but the price has been reduced and full resolution 8k textures are now available at every tier.
This announcement also included the news that Mixer and Bridge will now be made available free forever, even for users without a subscription. Quixel Suite which comprised NDO, DDO, and 3DO will be discontinued to support the development of these two newer standalone applications.
To find out more, including information about refunds for existing subscriber, read the Quixel blog.