Epic Games Acquires Dance Central, Rock Band Studio Harmonix
Epic Video games Acquires Dance Central, Rock Band Studio Harmonix 8

Epic Video games’ metaverse bid now consists of music sport studio Harmonix, after an acquisition announcement yesterday.

Introduced on its weblog, Epic Video games revealed it acquired Harmonix, the studio behind music video games for each conventional and VR platforms. Among the studio’s notable video games embody the Rock Band franchise (together with Rock Band VR), VR rhythm sport Audica and Oculus Quest launch title Dance Central.

And sure, the “metaverse” (the buzzword of the second) even acquired a point out within the announcement put up:

Harmonix has a observe report of making enjoyable and fascinating music experiences designed for everybody to take pleasure in. As we work to construct the metaverse, this experience is required to reimagine how music is skilled, created and distributed. 

Don’t get too excited simply but — we don’t know but whether or not Harmonix might be engaged on content material we’ll devour in a VR headset. Epic Video games says the studio will “collaborate carefully with Epic to develop musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite.”

Harmonix additionally clarified by itself weblog that it’ll proceed to help current older video games whereas additionally confirming the deal with ‘musical journeys’ for Fortnite. “Whereas we’re not able to share any specifics, the entire staff is extremely excited to get began. Keep tuned!”

Epic Video games is among the largest sport corporations on the planet — it’s behind the Unreal Engine sport growth toolset and the aforementioned battle-royale-turned-IP-crossover shooter Fortnite.

Meta took the highlight with its metaverse-focused Join keynote final month however loads of corporations have talked up this potential of an embodied type of the Net. Epic Video games CEO Tim Sweeney is among the largest proponents, lately stating that the metaverse might turn into a “multitrillion-dollar a part of the world financial system.”

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