Tag: Epic Games

Fortnite launches an in-game John Wick bounty hunt

Lionsgate and Epic Games have collaborated on another John Wick in-game event in time for the launch of the latest Keanu Reeves film. The premiere for the third film in the series, John Wick: Chapter 3, is set for May 17. The event includes a Wick’s Bounty LTM (Limited Time Mode) and free John Wick […]

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Epic Games acquires Twinmotion architecture software, then gives it away

Epic Games is expanding its suite of Unreal Engine 4 tools with the acquisition of Twinmotion from developer Abvent. With Twinmotion, architects and landscaping professionals can tweak their 3D models in real time and make them presentable for their clients. Designers can also add weather effects on-the-fly and edit their creations in VR. Epic is […]

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Fortnite is throwing an E3 after-party: Summer Block Party June 15-June 16 in L.A.

It was only a matter of time before Fortnite got its own theme park, even if it’s only open for two days. Epic Games announced that it’s hosting a new event in June called Fortnite Summer Block Party at The Forum arena in Inglewood, California. Fortnite continues to be an unstoppable juggernaut in the industry, […]

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Fortnite now has John Wick’s Continental Hotel

Lionsgate has integrated John Wick into the world of Fortnite, with new locations including the Continental Hotel. But the thing is, like in the John Wick films, you cannot shoot anyone inside the hotel. The hotel figures big in the Keanu Reeves films, as it is a gathering place for various assassins. But it has […]

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Fortnite Season 9 brings Epic Games’ online shooter into the future

Fortnite’s Tilted Towers didn’t stay dead for long. In the new season that starts today, developer Epic Games revealed that the beloved loot-filled location is back as Neo Tilted, bringing the rest of the game into a future featuring shiny new buildings and mechanized pets. Fortnite is the biggest game in the world. The free-to-play […]

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Epic Games shows moon landing in HoloLens 2 (updated)

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 is an augmented reality headset that is targeted at enterprises that can use huge data sets. So Epic Games used its Unreal Engine 4 to create a demo of the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon to show what HoloLens 2 can do. [Update: The demo experienced technical difficulties and was […]

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Why Epic Games called an open platform truce with Microsoft

A couple of years ago, Microsoft and Epic Games executives were mad at each other. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney called out Microsoft because he saw it making moves to close off the Windows 10 store and hurt the openness of the PC. Sweeney spoke up because he foresaw the arrival of new computing platforms […]

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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 for developers will get Unreal Engine 4 support in May

Microsoft will launch its HoloLens 2 Development Edition for $3,500 later this year in its latest effort to kick off mixed-reality experiences, and Epic Games will launch Unreal Engine 4 support for the hardware by the end of May. This support is only possible because Microsoft executives and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney called a […]

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Epic Games acquires Rocket League studio Psyonix

In a surprise move, publisher Epic Games announced that it is acquiring Psyonix Inc. The San Diego-based developer is best known for creating the hugely popular multiplayer game Rocket League. The deal, the terms of which wasn’t disclosed, is expected to finalize at the end of the month or in early June. Psyonix has been […]

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Epic Games is giving away 500 Magic Leap One AR devices to developers

Epic Games is making its Epic MegaGrants fund a little more enticing. Today, the company said that it’s partnering with Magic Leap to award 500 of the Magic Leap One augmented reality glasses to developers working in AR (the Creator Edition normally retails for $2,295). The free AR headsets are in addition to the $100 million Epic is […]

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Fortnite teams up with Avengers: Endgame for another tie-in on April 25

The Avengers will have to live up to their namesake when Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26. But before they have their much-anticipated rematch against Thanos, they’re going to blow off some steam in Fortnite first. Earlier today, developer Epic Games announced an Endgame-related tie-in on Fortnite’s official Twitter account, promising an in-game update […]

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Fortnite World Cup Creative focuses on the building aspects of the battle royale hit

Fortnite’s battle royale players can’t have all the fun. So for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup tournament in New York City, developer Epic Games announced a new competition: Fortnite World Cup Creative. It’s the largest competition from Epic centered around the game’s sandbox Creative mode. World Cup Creative will even have its own separate prize pool […]

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Our deep dive into how esports broadcasting differs from traditional sports

The world of sports entertainment is changing, and esports is the star player. Market researcher Newzoo forecasts that esports revenue will grow from $906 million in 2018 to $1.7 billion by 2021. In an esports panel at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas this week, we explored how esports will disrupt the  […]

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The DeanBeat: The landscape of gaming in 2019

This weekend, Disney, Electronic Arts, and Respawn Entertainment are expected to take the wraps off Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, a new video game that will explore an untold part of the Star Wars universe. It is expected to come out this fall, and it could be another sign that EA’s most valuable studio may […]

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Borderlands 3 release date and Epic exclusivity might have leaked

Borderlands 3 is coming September 13 and exclusively on PC to the Epic Games Store. At least those are the release details according to a handful of leaks. Developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games are not confirming the date or exclusivity. Gearbox announced Borderlands 3 last week at the PAX East fan convention in Boston. […]

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Robo Recall on Oculus Quest is a noticeable downgrade from Rift

With the Oculus Quest launch just a couple months away as the “Spring 2019” timeframe inches ever-closer, we finally got a good taste of what all will be available on the headset at launch. We learned about Creed, Job Simulator, I Expect You To Die, Rec Room, VRChat, and many others. In addition to Beat Saber and Dead and Buried […]

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Steven Ma interview — How Tencent is more than just a big game investor

Steven Ma joined Tencent in 2007, when most people in the world probably had not heard about the Shenzhen, China-based company. Now Tencent is the world’s largest gaming company, and Ma runs that business. Tencent has also become one of the world’s most valuable technology conglomerates, one of the world’s largest social media companies, and […]

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John Riccitiello interview — Is Epic buying Unity’s developers?

John Riccitiello, the CEO of Unity Technologies, has always liked Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, and the healthy competition between the game engines that both companies make. Unity rose from the low end, capturing mobile game developers and then pushing its way upward. Epic Games started at the high end with games that […]

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Epic CEO on 250 million Fortnite players, digital humans, and $100 million dev fund

Epic Games dumped a bunch of news about the state of the Unreal Engine at its keynote talk at the Game Developers Conference today. We got a preview of the news and were able to interview Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic, and Kim Libreri, chief technology officer. Sweeney said Fortnite has reached 250 million players, […]

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