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Epic Games is one of the industry’s leading companies thanks to Fortnite and Unreal Engine. While being near the top is great, the company continues to expand with key investments. Now, the company decided to buy Harmonix, a company best known for being responsible for music franchises such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero.
Through a statement, Epic Games announced that it has acquired Harmonix. As a result, the creators of Dance Central will become part of the Epic Games family and help reinterpret the way music is “experienced, created and distributed” in the metaverse.
At the moment it is unknown how much Epic Games paid for Harmonix to join their ranks.
This means that Harmonix will be dedicated to creating musical experiences for Fortnite and in developing the gameplay opportunities necessary to achieve this. The company will also continue to support Rock Band 4 and other of your existing games.
“Harmonix has always aspired to create the world’s most beloved interactive music experiences and by joining Epic we will be able to do it on that scale,” said Alex Rigopulos, Co-Founder and Head of Harmonix. “Together we will continue to push the creative frontiers of what is possible and invent new ways for our players to make, perform or share music.”
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Harmonix games will continue to operate
Faced with a move like this, it’s normal to worry about the future of Harmonix games. After all, the company continues to support Rock Band 4 and FUSER, so many fear that the focus on Fortnite have these games close sooner than planned.
However, Harmonix reiterated on their website that they will continue to support their existing games. In fact, they will continue to release downloadable content for Rock Band and they assure that in 2021 and 2022 he will receive great songs. On the other hand, the plans of the Rivals Seasons and the events of FUSER.
Finally, Harmonix made it clear that this does not mean that their games are going to stop selling on Steam or consoles. It also doesn’t mean that their servers are going to shut down, as their old game support plans will remain the same.
What do you think about this new? Are you excited about what Harmonix will develop for Fortnite? Tell us in the comments.
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