Real-Time Facial Animation Dev Hyprsense Joins Epic Games

Hyprsense teamed up with Epic to build tools for believable facial animation.

It was revealed that Epic Games decided to acquire the technology of Hyprsense, a leading developer of real-time facial animation technology. 

The team develops tools for animating convincing digital characters that let players and creators feel truly present in an immersive socially connected experience. Their goal is to empower people to express themselves in an entirely new and authentic way.

"We are proud and excited to bring our character animation technology into the Epic Games ecosystem. Joining Epic gives us the opportunity to deliver new solutions and experiences on a massive scale," wrote Jihun Yu, co-founder and CEO of Hyprsense. "We are so grateful to the Hyprsense team for their tireless work to get us here, as well as our customers, partners and supportive investors."

"Bringing on the Hyprsense team enables us to continue pushing digital character innovation even further and approach the goal of giving all creators full control over expressing their vision down to the smallest nuance," added Kim Libreri, CTO of Epic Games.  

Members of the company will team up with Epic's game development teams and its digital humans' team, led by 3Lateral and Cubic Motion. You can find the original announcement here.

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