epic games

  1. Armenius

    Epic Games receives strategic investment from Sony Corporation

    Sony and Epic announced today that the former has acquired a minority stake in the latter with an investment of $250 million. Tim Sweeney said of the investment, "we share a vision of real-time 3D social experiences leading to a convergence of gaming, film, and music." One hopes that this...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Unreal Engine is Getting Destructable Environment Support

    High-quality destructible environments seem like something that should be standard in 2019, but even today, it's a relatively rare thing to find in a game. It was a headlining feature Red Faction: Guerilla back in 2009, and a prominent feature in the recently released Crackdown 3, but detailed...
  3. cageymaru

    Epic Games Announces More Exclusives and Features

    At its "State of Unreal" session at GDC 2019, Epic Games announced multiple new games coming to the Epic Games store. Some of the new exclusives include The Outer Worlds, Control, Industries of Titan, Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain and many more titles. Humble Bundle has...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Epic Games Denies Client Spying Accusations

    This week, users on Reddit accused Epic Games of spying on their customers through the Epic Games Store software. Among other things, the thread accuses the Epic client of making a copy of Steam's localconfig.vdf, sending hardware information and a list of running processes to Epic, and...
  5. cageymaru

    World War Z: Zombies Are Coming Trailer

    Here is the World War Z: Zombies Are Coming trailer. The game features 6 classes - Gunslinger, Hellraiser, Slasher, Medic, Fixer, and Exterminator to level up; each with their own perks and play styles. Weapons such as rocket launchers, machine guns, and grenade launchers can be customized to...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Unreal Engine 4.22 Preview Adds Support for DirectX Raytracing

    Thanks to Fortnite, as well as the many other PC and console titles developed on the platform, Unreal Engine is one of the most widely used game engines on Earth. Epic Games just released a preview build of the engine, and among numerous other features and fixes, this one includes support for...
  7. cageymaru

    Fortnite "X-Ray" Llamas Loot Boxes Display Contents Before Purchase

    Epic Games has announced that it is going to allow consumers to see what is inside the new "X-Ray" Llamas loot boxes before purchasing them. These were previously known as V-Buck Llamas. Also consumers will no longer get duplicate items from loot boxes unless they own all of the possible items...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Criminals are Using Fortnite to Launder Money

    Last week, The Independent published a report on how criminals are allegedly using Fortnite to launder money. More specifically, some criminals are using dirty money from stolen credit cards to buy V-bucks in bulk, which they then turn around and sell on 3rd party websites. Given the sheer size...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Netflix Points to Fortnite as Major Competitor

    Netflix's Q4 earnings report is out. The streaming giant said they made $16 billion in revenue and doubled their operating profits to $1.6 billion this year, and they say that growth was fueled by "high member satisfaction." But gamesindustry.biz and other media outlets spotted a particularly...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Check Point Finds Fortnite Login Vulnerability

    Security experts from Check Point Research claim they found a bug in Fortnite's login system that allowed potential attackers to hijack accounts. Unlike the thousands of Fortnite scams that already exist online, this hack allegedly didn't require entering any login credentials or financial info...
  11. cageymaru

    "Floss" and "The Carlton" Dance Emotes Removed from Forza Horizon 4

    Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios have taken the initiative to remove controversial dance emotes from Forza Horizon 4 that are the center of a lawsuit against Fortnite creators; Epic Games. Dance creators Alfonso Ribeiro, Backpack Kid, and 2 Milly filed lawsuits against Epic Games in response...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Unity Gets in a Spat With SpatialOS Developers

    Improbable Game's SpatialOS Engine and cloud service are behind a number of promising, upcoming MMOs, including Worlds Adrift , Mavericks: Proving Grounds, an MMOFPS called Scavengers, and a mysterious project from Runescape developers Jagex. But yesterday, Improbable released a statement saying...
  13. cageymaru

    Epic Games to Launch an App Store to Compete with Google and Apple

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Epic Games is working on an mobile app store to compete with the Google Play app store for Android users in 2019. As a consequence of competing with Google, Epic Games will also be competing with Apple and its App Store for iOS. The Epic Games app store will...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Fortnite Developer Allegedly Made $3 Billion in 2018

    Citing an anonymous source, TechCrunch claims that Epic Games, the developers behind the free-to-play game Fortnite, made $3 billion dollars in profit this year. The company is also reportedly worth about $15 Billion, which puts them in the same league as the largest publicly trading gaming...
  15. AlphaAtlas

    Tim Sweeney Responds to Epic Games Store Criticism

    While some outlets have praised the Epic's new storefront for their more generous developer revenue cut, others have been criticizing the new Steam competitor. One particularly nasty thread popped up on the /r/pcgaming subreddit yesterday, claiming that the Epic Store is "literally spyware" with...
  16. cageymaru

    EPIC Games Announces Its Cross-Platform Online Services Roadmap for 2019

    Epic Games has announced its plans to implement free cross-platform online services into Unreal Engine and Unity. Over time these services will be free for all developers to mix and match with other solutions, and will be open to all engines, all platforms, and all stores. Epic Games has...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Infinity Blade Removed from iOS App Store

    In a surprise move, Epic Games announced that they are removing all three Infinity Blade games from the iOS App Store. The games have long been a staple of the App Store's gaming section, and both Apple and Epic frequently used the series to show off advances in mobile hardware and Unreal...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Epic Games Announces Fortnite Creative Mode

    On their website, Epic Games announced a new mode for their absurdly popular game, Fortnite. Creative mode will let players design their own minigames like races, custom battles and more, using the game's existing building system, without being tied to the restrictions of the regular PvP or PvE...
  19. cageymaru

    Announcing the Epic Games Store

    Epic Games has announced its new, hand-curated Epic Games Store. The revenue split for the Epic Games Store will be 88% for the developers and Epic will receive 12%. There are no tiers or thresholds. If a project on the Epic Games Store uses Unreal Engine, Epic will cover the 5% engine royalty...
  20. AlphaAtlas

    Fortnite's Concurrent Player Count Hits 8.3 Million

    Think the Fortnite craze is wearing off? Think again. In an interview, Epic Games Korea said that Fortnite had 8.3 Million Concurrent players worldwide after launching in South Korea. For reference, the entire Steam service peaks at about 14 million concurrent users during prime time, and it's...
  21. cageymaru

    Epic Games Secures $1.25 Billion from Investment Firms

    Seven investment firms have invested $1.25 billion into Epic Games. In a statement it was said that KKR, ICONIQ Capital, Smash Ventures, aXiomatic, Vulcan Capital, Kleiner Perkins, and Lightspeed Venture Partners share the same vision to be at the forefront of technology, esports...
  22. AlphaAtlas

    Fortnite Goes Cross Platform on PS4

    Sony has a long standing history of avoiding cross-platform play on the Playstation 4. Unfortunately for Sony, Fortnite does not, as it's available on almost every gaming platform out there and supports crossplay on all of them except for the PS4. Facing increasing pressure from Fortnite's...
  23. cageymaru

    Fortnite Growth Continues as over 78 Million Login to Play in August

    Fortnite has continued on its ridiculous growth pattern as Epic Games has announced that 78.3 million players logged into the game during the month of August. Epic was forced to upgrade their critical infrastructure such as servers and stats as no one could have realistically predicted the...
  24. cageymaru

    Enable Two-Factor Authentication in Fortnite and Get a Free Boogiedown Emote

    Fortnite players who enable two-factor authentication (2FA) in their account security settings will get a free Boogiedown Emote as a reward. Giving players a reward as an incentive to enable higher security settings is a win for the developer Epic Games as this should lead to less account...
  25. cageymaru

    Fornite on Android Forgoes the Google Play Store for Increased Revenue

    Tim Sweeney has finally confirmed that Fortnite on the Android platform will forgo the Google Play store in favor of a direct sales approach. Mr. Sweeney explains that Android is an open platform and having multiple sources for software will benefit consumers in the long run. He also says that...
  26. cageymaru

    Unreal Engine 4.20 Released With Magic Leap Support

    Epic Games has announced the release of Unreal Engine 4.20. The release has a plethora new features but one that stood out to me was the new Niagara Visual Effects Editor that is ultimately going to replace Unreal Cascade. Niagara allows for more control by artists unlike the current system of...
  27. Armenius

    Link your Epic Games account to your PSN account? You're now locked out of every other platform.

    Along with the announcement that Fortnite was coming to the Switch, people quickly discovered that if you linked your PSN account to your Epic Games account that you will not be able to use it on that version of the game. Okay, so just unlink your PSN account? Nope, you're still locked out...
  28. DooKey

    Epic Games is Raking in the Simoleons With Fortnite Mobile

    Fortnite has only been out on mobile (iOS) since the first of April and it has already raked in $25 million. The only app in Apple's store that has done better is Netflix. Estimates are that Fortnite could earn over $500 million this year alone once it is ported to Android. This game is a money...
  29. FrgMstr

    Epic Gives Away $12M Worth Paragon Assets for Free

    Remember Paragon? Not many people do, but it was Epic Games' attempt at a Free-to-Play MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game. It was made to compete with the likes of League of Legends, Dota, and Heroes of the Storm, however it never gained the traction it needed to be successful and...
  30. FrgMstr

    Epic Buys Cloudgine

    Hot on the heels of NVIDIA finally getting its GeForce Now cloud gaming service into beta, we learn this morning that Epic Games nows owns Cloudgine Ltd located in the UK. Cloudgine is a fairly young company, founded in 2012. Giving the video a quick look, you will see that this a cloud gaming...
  31. DooKey

    Mom Defends Her Fortnite Cheating Offspring in Court

    Epic Games isn't messing around these days when it comes to cheaters in their F2P game Fortnite. A 14 year old cheater was banned multiple times for cheating and then Epic decided enough was enough and took him to court. They claim the cheating is costing them money and they want some of it...
  32. M

    Fortnite Battle Royale Free September 26

    Those of you who have yet to try out PlayerUnkown's Battleground (PUBG) can soon get a taste of the "battle royale-style " gameplay at no cost. Starting September 26, Fortnite's Battle Royale update will be available free as a standalone title. Fortnite is Epic Games entry into the team-based...
  33. H

    Multi-Res Shading Support for UE 4.13 Now Available on Github

    Multi-Res Shading has been added to Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.13. You can download the latest build here but it should be noted that you'll need a free Unreal Engine Github account to access it. If you continue to get a 404 error, you might have to link your Unreal Engine account to your...
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