Epic Games buys Harmonix
The musical accompaniment of the third-person shooter Fortnite should be further expanded. This has made EPIC Games with the purchase of the developer studio Harmonic clearly. Financial details of purchasing the studio have not yet been published.
The American Studio Harmonic is known for titles such as Rock Band, the early Guitar Hero or its latest game USER. In a FAQ, the studio assures that all previously published games are still supported. The same applies to the planned user events and the new rock band DLC. This should be published very regular.
Fortnite and concerts — a success story
In Fortnite has already been organized in the past several concerts. Here also well-known artists how Ariana Grande or Travis Scott part. Alone the concert of Travis reached 27.7 million recorders. However, players are not just rigidly around the stage and dancing. But it is trying to actively involve every single viewer.
This concept was particularly good at the Travis Scott Concert instead of standing on a stage, an oversized model of the artist ran across the card. During the nearly ten-minute show, as a player moved several times the venue. From a trip in underwater worlds to an impressive flight through the universe, the concert had everything to offer.
Epic Games has already bought several studios in the past. Among them the Rocket League developer psionic and the case-guy s-studio me diatonic.
That’s why Epic Harmonic bought
Harmonic itself says in the common press release :
Our team will work with EPIC on musical travel and game mechanics for Fortnite. While we are not ready to reveal details, but the entire team is full of anticipation for cooperation.
While this statement does not reveal much, the intention of clearly recognizable. Already in the past Fortnite was repeatedly called as example of a metatarsus. The metatarsus is intended to represent the virtual future in which we all meet and spend our time together.
Virtual worlds should be linked to the classical Internet and elements from the real world. Exactly this tries ton ite with the concerts. With the purchase of Harmonic Epic clearly commits itself to trace this vision.
However, one is with the idea to build a metatarsus, not alone. Because META, formerly Facebook, has the vision to create such a construct.
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