Epic Games has acquired Harmonix, the studio behind titles like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Dance Central and extra just lately Fuser. Financial phrases haven’t been disclosed. Epic’s imaginative and prescient for Harmonix includes the metaverse. In the rapid future, the 2 plan to create “musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite.”

Viewed by means of that lens, Epic’s curiosity within the studio makes a whole lot of sense. Outside of frequent model collaborations, Fortnite is at this level finest recognized for its digital live shows. In the final two years, a handful of main artists like Ariana Grande and Travis Scott have drawn a whole lot of curiosity to the sport. In the latter case, for instance, greater than 12.3 folks watched Scott’s efficiency concurrently.

In the meantime, Harmonix says it’ll proceed to help its current slate of video games. That means Rock Band gamers can proceed to stay up for new DLC and Fuser gamers can count on the studio to proceed internet hosting occasions. Additionally, any recreation that is presently out there by means of Steam will proceed to be offered by means of Valve’s storefront.

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