Epic Games Acquires Rock Band Developer Harmonix

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Epic Games has introduced that it has acquired rhythm sport maker Harmonix, finest recognized for titles like Rock Band and Dance Central.

In a press launch, Epic introduced that because it continues work on constructing the metaverse, it has enlisted Harmonix to “reimagine how music is experienced, created, and distributed.” Harmonix will assist develop “musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite,” whereas nonetheless engaged on Rock Band 4.

Screens – Rock Band 4

Harmonix supplied extra perception into its future in its community blog. The studio introduced that it’ll proceed its current DLC plans and plans to launch extra tracks subsequent 12 months. Rock Band Rivals Seasons will even proceed with plans for each Season 25 and 26.

The studio reiterated that it’ll subsequent be working with Epic on creating musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite. Sadly, Harmonix additionally says it doesn’t plan to renew manufacturing on extra Rock Band devices, so count on them to nonetheless be uncommon commodities on the second-hand market.

Harmonix is the newest in a string of acquisitions for Epic Games. Alongside tech-focused ventures, Epic acquired Rocket League studio Psyonix and Fall Guys developer Mediatonic.

The most up-to-date rhythm sport from Harmonix is Fuser, a music competition sport the place gamers can create a customized DJ set to play in entrance of a digital crowd. IGN reviewed Fuser and awarded it a 7 praising its core marketing campaign however supplied little exterior of it.

Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can attain him @lawoftd.

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