Epic Games announced today that it had acquired Rock Band maker Harmonix. Epic says it will work with Harmonix to create “musical journeys” and different gameplay for Fortnite. In addition, the publisher company will continue to support existing games such as Rock Band 4.
Harmonix states that the current DLC plans for Rock Band will continue into next year. Fuser and other games will remain on Steam and consoles. Also, regarding the shutdown of servers for older games, the studio has announced that it does not plan to change how it supports legacy games.
Alex Rigopulos, Co-Founder and Chairman 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.”
This year, Epic included many teams such as Sketchfab, ArtStation, Tonic Games Group, Capturing Reality, Rad Game Tools, and Harmonix, the developer of Rock Band. Epic, which grows with the power of Fortnite and continues its investments, attaches great importance to in-game events. Again this year, names like Ariana Grande gave concerts in the Fortnite metaverse. With new purchases, these activities will diversify.