Rock Band Creator Harmonix Joins Epic Games To Develop Musical Journeys For Fortnite


Epic Games has announced the acquisition of Harmonix, a studio known for its Rock Band series. The team will create special musical content for Fortnite as part of the game’s evolution towards the metaverse. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

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Harmonix’s expertise will help Epic Games reinvent the way music is created, distributed and experienced.

“Music already brings together millions of people in Fortnite, from our emoticons to concerts and world events ”, Alain Tascan, vice-president of game development at Epic Games. noted. “Together with the Harmonix team, we will transform the way players experience music, from passive listeners to active participants. “

It is not known exactly what content Harmonix will work on. Maybe the studio will help add musical instruments and new music-related game mechanics to Fortnite.

Despite the acquisition, Harmonix will continue to support and develop its existing titles. FUSION and other games will still be available on Steam, and players will soon have the 25th season for Rock group 4.

Harmonix, founded in 1995, is best known for its various rhythm games for consoles, PC and VR. The company’s portfolio includes popular series like Guitar Hero, Rock band, and Dance center.


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