We have just started 2021, but it looks like the video game industry is not taking a break and is constantly changing. Today’s protagonist is none other than Epic Games, and it’s for the second time this week, since we told you a few days ago how he acquired a large abandoned shopping center to make it his new offices.
This time he is also the protagonist of another acquisition, although more linked to the development of video games. Epic Games announced the acquisition of the company RAD Game Tools and its powerful compression technology, which according to Epic itself in a Release
The beneficiary of this new purchase from Epic Games will be its Unreal Engine
This purchase makes a lot of sense, as video games have increasingly better graphics and technology, so they need a lot more space and resources from the machines that run them. Kim Libreri, CTO of Epic Games, admits being thrilled with the purchase, and it’s that games like Fortnite have been using it for some time:
We know firsthand how impressive RAD’s compression technology is, as we’ve used it to improve the load times and quality of our most popular games, including Fortnite. The RAD team includes some of the world’s foremost experts in compression tools, video development and gaming, and we are delighted to welcome them to the Epic family.
For his part, Jeff Roberts, founder and CEO of RAD Game Tools, believes that this is the natural step for his company, since they have worked with Epic Games for many years:
Our work with Epic dates back decades, and joining forces is the natural next step given our alignment to products, mission and culture. We both believe that powerful technologies enable developers to create beautiful, powerful, and reliable experiences. We are thrilled and honored to join the great team at Epic.
The biggest beneficiary of this acquisition will undoubtedly be the Unreal Engine which moves so many games, and it is that thanks to this compression technology, it will allow new consoles and PCs to run games with less effort. .