RAD Game Tools Acquired by Epic Games

Another important team joins the Epic family.

It was announced that Epic Games has acquired the technology and business of RAD Game Tools. The company's products appeared in close to 25,000 games and were used by the world’s leading gaming companies. Epic and RAD will integrate RAD’s technology into Unreal Engine.

"We know first-hand how impressive RAD’s compression technology is, having used it to improve the load time and quality of our most popular games – including Fortnite. The RAD team includes some of the world’s leading compression, video and game dev tooling experts, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the Epic family," said Kim Libreri, CTO of Epic Games.

Members of RAD will team up with Epic’s rendering, animation, insights, and audio teams to integrate key tech and improvements across Unreal Engine and beyond to provide access to tools that make games load and download faster, and offer players a better, higher quality video and gaming experience. 

"Our work with Epic goes back decades, and joining forces is a natural next step given our alignment on products, mission, and culture. We both believe that solid technologies enable developers to build beautiful, performant, and reliable experiences. We're excited and humbled to join the amazing Epic team," added Jeff Roberts, Founder and CEO of RAD Game Tools.

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