Epic Games has now acquired a video game software development company

Epic Games purchased RAD Game Tools to integrate it into the Unreal Engine.

  • 08-01-2021 22:52

Epic Games, one of the most important companies in the video game industry, known for gifting games or games every week, acquired RAD Game Tools, a video game software development company.

RAD Game Tools is a video game software development company that has existed since 1988. Although it is not a well-known company, the company's programs have been used in more than 24,600 games so far. Among the programs owned by RAD Game Tools are programs such as Bink Video, Smacker Video, Oodle, Granny 3D, Telemetry and The Miles.

Epic Games' plan is to integrate the company's technology into the Unreal Engine engine. "We know firsthand how good RAD's compression technology is to improve load times and improve quality of our most popular games, including Fortnite. The RAD team has some of the world's leading experts in compression, video and game development tools," said Kim Libreri, Epic Games CTO. We are delighted to add them to the Epic Games family. " said.

As a result of this partnership, Rad Game Tools employees will work with Epic Games. However, it was also stated that RAD Game Tools will continue to work with other companies.

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