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Epic Games acquires Rock Band’s Harmonix

And Harmonix will now focus on Fortnite.

Epic Games has acquired Rock BandFuser and Dance Central‘s Harmonix, the two companies have today announced.

Harmonix will now work on “musical journeys” within Epic’s Fortnite whilst at the same time “continuing to support existing titles including Rock Band 4,” Epic said in a statement.

On its own website, Harmonix said that upcoming Rock Band 4 and Fuser events wouldn’t be impacted.

Financial details connected to the acquisition were not disclosed.

“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,” said Harmonix’s Alex Rigopulos. “Together we will push the creative boundaries of what’s possible and invent new ways for our players to make, perform and share music.”

“Music is already bringing millions of people together in Fortnite, from our emotes to global concerts and events,” added Epic Games’ Alain Tascan. “Together with the Harmonix team we will transform how players experience music, going from passive listeners to active participants.”

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