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Epic Games

Epic Games

Epic Games is a game company that develops Fortnite founded in 1991 by Tim Sweeney.

In October 2018, Epic Games announced a $1.25 billion round at $15 billion valuation from KKR, Iconiq Capital, Smash Ventures, Vulcan Capital, Kleiner Perkins and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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May 3, 2021
Epic Games announces the acquisition of the artist portfolio community ArtStatio.
January 7, 2021
Epic acquires Rad Game Tools, maker of game development tools for many years.
October 26, 2018
Epic raises $1.25 billion from investment firms like KKR, plus aXiomatic and Team Liquid.

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June 17, 2021
WebWire
Tribeca Enterprises announced a partnership with Epic Games to bring Unreal Engine, the world's most open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool for photoreal visuals and immersive experiences, to independent filmmakers. Unreal Engine has come to prominence as the game engine driving blockbuster video games including Outriders, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts III, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Fortnite, and has also been used on major motion pictures and episodic televisi...
Rishi Iyengar, CNN Business
May 21, 2021
CNN
In his first-ever court appearance, Tim Cook sought to defend Apple from allegations that it abuses its market power by touting it as a principled company with an obsessive focus on users.
Joseph Yaden
May 4, 2021
Digital Trends
As the Epic Games-versus-Apple trial unfolds, we dive into its main gaming-related talking points. Here's everything you need to know about the trial.
Sarah Perez
May 3, 2021
TechCrunch
One the same day as Fortnite maker Epic Games goes to trial with one of the biggest legal challenges to the App Store's business model to date, it has simultaneously announced the acquisition of the artist portfolio community ArtStation -- and immediately lowered the commissions on sales. Now standard creators on ArtStation will see the [...]
Ben Gilbert
May 3, 2021
Business Insider
In an email to Apple leadership, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney laid out plans to intentionally violate Apple's App Store terms of service.
Taylor Lyles
April 30, 2021
The Verge
After months of preparation, Epic Games will finally take on Apple in court in a huge trial that could fundamentally change the makeup of the App Store. You can follow along with all the news from the case right here.
Adi Robertson
April 28, 2021
The Verge
Apple and Epic Games have submitted tentative witness lists for a high-profile upcoming trial over whether Apple violated antitrust law by kicking Fortnite from the iOS App Store.
April 28, 2021
Gizmodo Australia
The ACCC has said that Apple and Google's apps stores may need to be regulated if significant changes aren't introduced. What a shock.
Sarah Perez
April 17, 2021
TechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android [...]
Jay Peters
April 14, 2021
The Verge
Epic Games' MetaHuman Creator, a cloud-based app that lets you make incredibly realistic computer-generated humans that can be rigged and animated in Unreal Engine, is now available in early access.
Sarah Perez
April 10, 2021
TechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android [...]
Samuel Axon
April 8, 2021
Ars Technica
Is the App Store its own market or just one of many competing gaming markets?
Jazwares
March 9, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Jazwares, a global leader in toys and licensing, today announced its partnership with Epic Games for Fortnite toys and collectibles has been...
Jon Porter
February 17, 2021
The Verge
Epic Games has made a formal antitrust complaint about Apple to the European Commission. Epic says Apple's policies have 'completely eliminated competition in app distribution and payment processes.'
Abhishek Chatterjee
December 26, 2020
The Hindu
Apple launched its first 5G phone, inhouse chip for Macs and relaunched MagSafe chargers this year.
Steve Dent
December 9, 2020
Engadget
'Cyberpunk 2077' is coming to GeForce Now via Steam and Epic Games and not just GoG.com.
Stacy Liberatore
November 18, 2020
Mail Online
Apple is set to charge developers who make less than $1 million in sales a year a 15% commission fee - half of the standard. Big names like Epic Games and Spotify have hit back at the change.
Karanveer Singh Arora
October 26, 2020
The Indian Express
Here's a look at the timeline of everything that has happened with Fortnite ever since the company decided to enable its own payments gateway inside of Fortnite.
DNA Web Team
August 29, 2020
DNA India
Apple removes Fortnite developer Epic Games from App Store amid legal battle - The Fortnite game was removed from the App Store on August 13 for adding an in-app payment system in violation of the App Store rules.
BBC News
August 28, 2020
BBC News
The move is the latest in a row between Apple and Fortnite creator Epic over in-app payments.
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