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Epic Games acquires technology and business of RAD Game Tools

Epic Games acquires technology and business of RAD Game Tools
The Siliconreview
08 January, 2021

Epic Games has acquired the technology and business of RAD Game Tools. RAD Game Tools is a video game software development company. According to the recent reports, its products and technology appear in close to 25,000 games and are leveraged by the world’s leading gaming companies, including Epic. Epic Games is the owner of both the Epic Games Store and the Unreal Engine, a powerful and popular game development tool.

The firm has stated that, “Epic and RAD plan to integrate RAD’s powerful technology into Unreal Engine to benefit the developer community and gamers alike.” Epic Games has used RAD’s technology before, specifically the compression technology. This has allowed the developer to improve the load time of Fortnite, which is currently one of the most popular games in the world.

Both the firms aim to make games more photorealistic and powerful. The developers will produce best-in-class compression software that can manage increased data requirements without compromising quality. In short, the plan is for RAD’s team and technology to work with the rendering, animation, insights, and audio teams for Unreal Engine to improve the systems and infrastructure that game developers use.