Game giant Epic announced on Friday the acquisition of Rad Game Tools, a maker of game development tools for many years. As reported by Tech Crunch, the Rad Game Tools company has largely remained behind the scenes, but many players will recognize the colorful Bink Video logo, which has appeared in the openings of many titles over the years.
“Our work with Epic goes back decades, and joining forces is a natural next step given our alignment on products, mission and culture,” said Jeff Roberts, founder and CEO of Rad Game Tools, in the announcement. And it has apparently only intensified recently. For a long time, Rad (RAD-style) has been in gaming, as its decidedly old-school website attests. Bink is a gaming video codec that focuses on high compression and fast rendering, both of which are important in the gaming world. Oodle, Telemetry, Granny 3D and Miles Sound System are all development tools beyond what the uninitiated would understand, but they undoubtedly have many fans.
“RAD will continue to support its gaming, film and television industry partners, with its own sales and business development team maintaining and selling licenses for its products to companies in various industries, including those that do not use. Unreal Engine, ”Epic said in its announcement. As per Tech Crunch, while Bink and others will continue to be available to anyone outside of Epic’s domain, will almost certainly be better integrated with the Unreal ecosystem. As the costs and complexity of game development increase, means of simplification are often used. Epic is working hard to make Unreal not only the most graphically powerful development engine, but also the most unified. (ANI)
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- Game giant Epic announced on Friday the acquisition of Rad Game Tools, a maker of game development tools for many years.
- Epic acquires Rad Game Tools, a veteran of many generations of video games