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Epic Games releases cinematic 'Showdown' virtual reality demo

If you’ve been lucky enough to try out Epic Games’ brand of virtual reality over the past year or so, you likely did so using its “Showdown” demo. In the event you haven’t experienced it, well, now’s your chance (assuming…

Epic Games hacked, forums compromised

The creators of Unreal Engine are the latest victims of internet hackers according to an email sent to their forum users yesterday. According to Epic, registration information including usernames, passwords, email addresses and dates of birth may have been obtained…

Crytek denies reports alleging financial trouble

Crytek followed in the footsteps of Epic Games by offering their game development engine available to anyone through an affordable subscription model last month. The move was viewed by many as an evolution in game development – make engines available to virtually…

Crytek makes CryEngine available to all with subscription model

It turns out that Epic Games may have created an entirely new way into the market for professional and aspiring game developers alike when they made Unreal Engine 4 available to all via an affordable monthly subscription model earlier this year.

Microsoft buys 'Gears of War' franchise from Epic Games

Microsoft on Monday revealed plans to purchase the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will include all current and future games as well as merchandise and entertainment experiences according to a blog post…