Harmonix’s team will be collaborating with Epic to create “musical journeys and gameplay” for Fortnite, per its announcement. The studio noted that it still plans to move forward with Rock Band releases slated for 2022 and that it will continue to support its older games.
Epic attributed the acquisition to needing Harmonix’s expertise on music creation and distribution as it works on building out the metaverse.
“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 Alex Rigopulos, Co-Founder and Chairman at Harmonix.
“Together we will push the creative boundaries of what’s possible and invent new ways for our players to make, perform and share music,” he continued.