As Fortnite continues sustaining its place in the gaming industry, Epic Games has announced they've acquired Harmonix - the team behind music and dance-themed games like Fuser, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Amplitude, and Dance Central.
Announcing this newly-formed venture yesterday, Harmonix confirmed plans to “work with Epic to create musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite," but will continue to work on their already existing games. Alex Rigopulos, co-founder of Harmonix said:
“Harmonix has always aspired to create the world’s most beloved interactive music experiences, and by joining Epic we will be able to do this at scale. Together we will push the creative boundaries of what’s possible and invent new ways for our players to make, perform and share music.”
Epic Games Acquires Rock Band And Dance Central Creator Harmonix
Elsewhere, Epic's stated that they would need Harmonix's expertise "to reimagine how music is experienced, created and distributed.” Epic's Vice President of Game Development, Alain Tascan, stated:
“Music is already bringing millions of people together in Fortnite, from our emotes to global concerts and events. Together with the Harmonix team we will transform how players experience music, going from passive listeners to active participants.”
As for Fortnite, Epic's recently released the Crew Legacy set's fourth stage, for those who've been members for at four months. The December Crew will be available on November 30th, 2021, so make sure to follow us for more gaming news and updates as it happens.