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  • Blog Post: Epic Games Cinematic Director Leaves To Reunite With Gears Of War At Black Tusk

    Developer Black Tusk may be new to the Gears of War franchise in name, but it sure is bringing some familiar faces along for the ride. Adding to the familiar talent Black Tusk is collecting, cinematic director Greg M. Mitchell has announced that he has left Epic Games to return to work on Gears of War... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Games Expands Headquarters Property

    Between releasing Unreal Engine 4 for free and Boss Key Productions’ use of the company’s tech , Epic Games has been all over the news lately. The Epic-centric headlines continue with the news that the company has purchased more property to expand their headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Boss Tim Sweeney: VR Destined For A Better Fate Than 3D

    Read a story on the promise of virtual reality on this or another website, and you will inevitably come across a reader comment dismissing the head-mounted tech as another gimmick, just like the failed push to make 3D a destination experience for gaming, film, and television. Epic Games boss Tim Sweeney... More
  • Blog Post: See Cliff Bleszinski's New Game Powered By Unreal Engine 4

    Last weekend during a panel at PAX in Boston, Massachusetts, former Epic Games developer Cliff Bleszinski announced his new game is being made with Unreal Engine 4. Now Bleszinski's company, Boss Key Productions, has released a video teaser showing off how the game looks running in Epic's engine... More
  • Blog Post: Unreal 4 Demo Shows Us What A Kitchen Looks Like

    If you don't think that games might someday look like real life then this video, which recreates a Paris apartment, might make you rethink that. This might be the most impressive gameplay demo you've ever seen and it has absolutely no action. We've seen some impressive Unreal Engine demos... More
  • Blog Post: We Have 30 Codes For The First Fortnite Alpha

    Epic Games is finally ready to let members of the public get their hands on Fortnite. The free-to-play, construction and combat title adorned the cover of our May 2014 issue , and now we’re giving you a shot at playing it before most of the community. We have 30 codes that we’ll give out... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Game Engine Maker Unity Courting Buyers

    According to a new CNET report, Unity, the popular game development platform, has been conducting meetings with prospective buyers. Citing unnamed sources, CNET reports that "[Unity] is gearing up for a potential sale, having shared presentations with possible acquirers including Google, according... More
  • Blog Post: Hackers Charged With Stealing From Microsoft, Epic Games, Valve, And Others

    A group of four hackers have been charged with stealing data from Microsoft, Epic Games, Valve, Zombie Studios, and the U.S. Army. More than $100 million worth of intellectual property was stolen including Xbox One and Xbox Live software and data, data related to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Gears... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Games Sets Up UK Outpost

    Epic Games has announced that it's established a new Epic Games UK studio, based around Gears of War: Judgment developer Pitbull Studio. “Pitbull has been essential in helping us develop the best tools and technology for building the next generation of games,” says Tim Sweeney, Epic’s... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Unveils New Unreal Tournament Via Livestream

    Today Epic Games held a Twitch livestream to reveal its future plans for Unreal Tournament. Development on the game started today and Epic Games wanted fans to be involved in the process to provide feedback. The stream featured Epic Games, Unreal Tournament fans, and Unreal Engine 4 developers all working... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Teases The Future Of Unreal Tournament

    Epic employees have started tweeting teases about the future of Unreal Tournament, which will be revealed later this week. The company is holding a Twitch event on its Unreal Engine channel on Thursday, May 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Included in some of the tweets from the likes of Mark Rein (Epic co-founder... More
  • Blog Post: Epic's Unreal Engine Subscription Program Now Supports Consoles

    For only $19 a month, upstart game developers can have access to Epic's powerful Unreal Engine 4 technology. Today, Epic just added support for console platforms to the program. Epic generated huge headlines following its announcement during Game Developer's Conference. The program allows aspiring... More
  • Blog Post: At PAX East? Find Us For A Chance To Attend A Secret Fortnite Play Session

    We're at PAX East this weekend and just bumped into our friends from Epic Games. As you probably know, their upcoming action-building game is on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Game Informer . What you might not know is that Fortnite is here in Boston... but not on the show floor. Epic is holding... More
  • Blog Post: The Fortnite Digital Issue Is Live Across All Formats

    If you have a computer or tablet, you could be reading all about Fortnite right now. Shortly after our cover story announcement yesterday, our digital issue went live on web browser , iPad , Android , and Google Play . You can download the apps for free . All four of these digital options are included... More
  • Blog Post: May Cover Revealed – Fortnite

    Epic Games as a company has never been one to fear change. It's succeeded in shareware PC titles, arena shooters, triple-A console shooters, and mobile titles, and it's making another leap with the free-to-play Fortnite. Epic revealed the game at the 2011 VGAs, but little has been known about... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Announces Unreal Engine 4 Subscription Plan

    When you think Unreal Engine, you traditionally think about triple-A games with cutting edge graphics. But with the game industry stretching into so many new arenas – games as service, niche indie development, mobile games – Epic decided it was time to evolve the engine accordingly. To make... More
  • Blog Post: Unreal Engine 4 Demo's Fireball In The Making

    The latest in Epic's behind-the-scenes video series detailing the wonders of Unreal Engine 4 is here. Epic's Francois Antoine (senior FX artist) and Zak Parrish (developer support) discuss how Unreal Engine 4 makes the fireball explosion in the Infiltrator demo possible (hint: a lot of technical... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Gears Of War And Rod Fergusson Now At Microsoft

    Update : 2K Games has responded to our request for comment on the departure of Rod Fergusson. Fergusson was hired on to cultivate a new studio for 2K Games. "We can confirm that Rod Fergusson is no longer with 2K," a 2K representative told us via email. "Any projects the new studio is... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Games And UK School Open Epic Games Centre

    Epic Games, the studio behind Gears of War, is furthering its relationship with academia with a new organization aimed to unite classrooms with professional game developers. The Epic Games Centre is opening in collaboration with the United Kingdom-based Staffordshire University. Epic Games will be providing... More
  • Blog Post: Court Of Appeals Upholds Decision In Silicon Knights And Epic Games Unreal Engine Lawsuit

    In 2012, the courts ruled in favor of Epic Games after Silicon Knights sued the company in 2007 over the licensing of its Unreal Engine for use with the development of Too Human. Silicon Knights claimed that Epic Games gave the studio a faulty version of its engine and used the licensing fees acquired... More
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