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Epic buy Rock Band studio to make musical things in Fortnite

Epic Games have bought Harmonix, the studio behind rhythm games including Rock Band and Fuser, to help support their boring attempt to “build the metaverse”. The Fortnite and Unreal Engine overlords say that Harmonix “will collaborate closely with Epic to develop musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite“. The battle royale has seen some fancy musical performances, with elaborate in-game events to promote pop stars including Travis Scott and Ariana Grande, but hopefully Harmonix aren’t consigned to advertising for eternity? Read more

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Epic Games acquires Rock Band studio Harmonix

Save 35% on a VG247 yearly subscription this Black Friday! If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Epic Games has announced it has acquired Rock Band and Fuser studio Harmonix. According to Harmonix, it will be working with Epic to “create musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite.” While Harmonix isn’t ready to share specifics, it said “the whole team is incredibly excited to get started,” and to stay tuned. “Harmonix has always aspired to create the world’s most beloved interactive music experiences, and by joining Epic we…

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Fuser’s take on the rhythm game is genius – because its thrill is about more than just miming along

Harmonix’s latest is unlikely to have that widespread Guitar Hero appeal, but playing it has the same sense of magic.Let there be no question: Harmonix is the master of the music game. The early Guitar Hero titles and the escalation that was Rock Band was solid enough proof of that, but now comes Fuser: a brilliant DJ game that builds on the company’s projects outside of traditional video games.Dedicated followers of Harmonix will be aware of DropMix, the music-mixing card game that the developer created in tandem with toy giant Hasbro. DropMix was cashing in on the craze for toys…