Epic Games Acquires Cloudgine

Yep, the engine that runs Crackdown 3’s destructible environment.

Cloudgine has been a pretty hot topic towards the end up following up to the release of Crackdown 3 last year (before the game was sadly, delayed once again) If you don’t remember what they are about let me give you a quick refresher: Cloudgine is the engine that has been advertised to run Crackdown 3’s destructible multiplayer environment by using cloud computing functionality. Now the IP has been purchased by Epic Games (the guys behind Fortnite and Unreal) to make use of thier skills with the Unreal 4 engine.

“Since its inception, Cloudgine’s research and development has been based on Epic’s Unreal Engine 4,” said Epic’s senior marketing manager Dana Cowley about the purchase. “Cloudgine’s cloud computing and online technologies will enhance the UE4 feature set to help developers push the creative and technical limits of games, film, animation and visualization through advances in physics simulation and networking.”

Epic is now apparently hiring at the Cloudgine offices in Edinburgh in Scotland, with the aim to expand the team, and subsequently amp up the use of cloud computing with the Unreal 4 engine. It’s a pretty good move by Epic Games considering the expansion of ICT and increase in internet speed across the globe.

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