Epic Acquires Harmonix

Epic Games announces the acquisition of Harmonix. Word is the Boston-based developer will create "musical journeys" for Fortnite while continuing to support its other audio-oriented projects like Rock Band 4 and Fuser. The studio's perspective can be found in an update on the Harmonix Blog. Here's word:
Today we are delighted to welcome Harmonix to Epic Games. Harmonix is one of the world's leading independent game development studios, best known for creating the Rock Band and Dance Central franchises.

Harmonix has a track record of creating fun and engaging music experiences designed for everyone to enjoy. As we work to build the metaverse, this expertise is needed to reimagine how music is experienced, created and distributed.

The Harmonix team will collaborate closely with Epic to develop musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite while continuing to support existing titles including Rock Band 4. Check out this post on Harmonix's blog for more details.
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Well it makes sense Epic would buy a company with the word "Harm" in their name. /s
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But.. I liked Fuser +.+ was a great and neat idea if only it were moddable...
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As usual, no love for Dropmix, a fun party/partner game with intuitive card-based DJ-mashup remixing as the core gameplay element.
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Pity acquisition of a dead company so they can work on Fortnite events. Valid move
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EricFate wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 20:43:
I forgot Harmonix even existed. They haven't done anything of interest since 2006.

I think a lot of their stuff in the past few years has been pretty interesting. Fuser was clever and Dance Central brought something new to VR. That said, neither DJing nor pelvic thrust dance moves are really my thing, so I haven't bought either of them.

The market for music games is a lot more crowded than it was when they released Frequency, so we won't feel their loss as keenly, but the people behind Harmonix have been continuing to innovate since they founded the company and I would have much rather seen them work on something other than Fortnite.
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I forgot Harmonix even existed. They haven't done anything of interest since 2006.
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