Harmonix, the Boston-based recreation studio identified for music recreation sequence like the unique Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Dance Central, and extra just lately FUSER, has been acquired by Epic Video games. Particulars on the transactions weren’t disclosed at the moment.
The studio will focus subsequent on delivering musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite, regardless that Harmonix nonetheless plans to assist Rock Band 4 and FUSER going ahead according to the official FAQ.
What does this imply for Rock Band DLC?
Nothing. We’ll be persevering with on with our current DLC plans… and there are many nice tracks coming as we wrap up 2021 and push into subsequent yr!
Will you retain doing Rivals Seasons?
Yup! We’ve bought a enjoyable Season 25 already deliberate and loads of concepts for Season 26 and past.
What about FUSER occasions?
No change there both!
Does this imply extra Rock Band devices will probably be made?
This isn’t in our present plans.
Will FUSER and your different video games nonetheless be obtainable on Steam?
Sure, all our video games will stay obtainable on Steam and console.
What in regards to the servers for [INSERT HARMONIX GAME HERE]? Will these be taken offline?
We aren’t planning to alter the way in which we assist any of our older video games.
Alex Rigopulos, Co-Founder and Chairman at Harmonix, acknowledged:
Harmonix has all the time aspired to create the world’s most beloved interactive music experiences, and by becoming a member of Epic we can do that at scale. Collectively we are going to push the artistic boundaries of what’s attainable and invent new methods for our gamers to make, carry out and share music.
Alain Tascan, Vice President of Recreation Growth at Epic Video games, added:
Music is already bringing thousands and thousands of individuals collectively in Fortnite, from our emotes to international concert events and occasions. Along with the Harmonix staff, we are going to rework how gamers expertise music, going from passive listeners to energetic individuals.