What you need to know
- Epic Games is the developer of games like Fortnite.
- It just opened a new studio in Germany to focus on streaming and other technologies.
- It's unclear what the scope of these projects will be.
Updated August 15, 2019: An Epic Games spokesperson provided us with further clarification not provided in the press release. The individual added, "Epic Games Cologne will continue to further work on existing streaming technologies, such as those on display during the Fortnite World Cup and voice communications as part of Epic Online Services."
Epic Games is on a roll lately with Fortnite. While the game isn't as popular as it once was, it's still making a lot of revenue for the company to invest in its own PC games store and other technologies. Today, Epic Games opened a studio in Cologne, Germany, where Gamescom takes place, to focus on streaming. You can read part of the statement below.
It seems like almost every company out there is working on some form of game streaming technology, and Epic Games might be venturing into it. The post is quite ambiguous. Off the top of my head, I can name Amazon, Bethesda, EA, Google, Microsoft, Nintendo, Shadow, Square Enix, and Sony. I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting. If this is indeed a form of game streaming, for it to succeed, these companies need to come together rather than offer users a fragmented experience. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know. Hopefully, Epic Games will provide some clarification soon.
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