post on Medium
reveals that Epic Games has acquired online chat program
). This does not go into plans, but it's easy to imagine this being
utilized to flesh out the community support of the fledgling Epic Games Store,
which has drawn criticism for lack of features to support the gaming community.
Today is a big day for us at Houseparty because we’re
joining the Epic Games family!
Houseparty is the synchronous social platform that lets you connect face-to-face
with the people you care about most. By teaming up with Epic, creator of
Fortnite and Unreal Engine, we’ll be able to help even more people connect with
their friends, family, and peers.
“Joining Epic is a great step forward in achieving our mission of bringing
empathy to online communication,” said Sima Sistani, Co-founder and CEO of
Houseparty. “We have a common vision to make human interaction easier and more
enjoyable, and always with respect for user privacy.”
“Houseparty brings people together, creating positive social interactions in
real time,” said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games. “By teaming up, we
can build even more fun, shared experiences than what could be achieved