What you need to know
- Epic Games is the developer behind Fortnite.
- Its Unreal Engine 4 powers a lot of games.
- The company wants to increase its facial animation prowess.
- Epic Games acquired Cubic Motion, the company that did facial animation of God of War and other titles.
It seems like acquisitions in the gaming industry are still going on. Today, Epic Games announced that it was purchasing Cubic Motion, the creator of the facial animations used in Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and God of War. A report from GameSpot said the following.
Epic Games' Kim Libreri said the following about the acquisition.
With this, Unreal Engine 4 may be one of the most powerful and expansive engines on the market, more than it already is. It'll be interesting to see when this technology makes it way to developers who use Unreal Engine 4 and later iterations. It'll probably take a while, well into the Xbox Series X's generation, in my opinion.
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