Epic Games has acquired the technology and business of RAD Game Tools, according to an article posted on the official Epic Games website. RAD Game Tools is a video game software development company. According to the article, “its products and technology appear in nearly 25,000 games and are operated by the world’s largest game companies, including Epic.”
Epic Games is the owner of the Epic Games Store and the Unreal Engine, a powerful and popular game development tool. The statement further reads: “Epic and RAD plan to integrate powerful RAD technology into Unreal Engine for the benefit of the developer and gaming community.”
Epic Games has used RAD technology before, especially compression technology. This allowed the developer to improve the loading time of Fortnite, which is currently one of the most popular games in the world. The post further explains that as games become more photorealistic and powerful, developers need best-in-class compression software that can handle increased data demands without compromising on quality.
In short, it is expected that the RAD team and technology will work with the render, animation, information and audio teams for Unreal Engine to improve the systems and infrastructure used by developers. games. While Epic now owns RAD, RAD will continue its existing work with partners in the gaming, television, and film industry, including those who do not use Unreal Engine in their work.
This isn’t the only big move Epic Games has made recently. FortniteThe company’s developer and publisher recently purchased a nearly one million square foot mall to serve as the company’s global headquarters.