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Epic Games Reveals Publishing Deal With Remedy Entertainment, Playdead, and gen Design

Posted on March 27, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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Epic Games continues to make industry changing moves this past month as the firm has returned once again with another major announcement. It was earlier in March where Epic Games revealed that the company would be acquiring Cubic Motion, the studio responsible for life-like facial tracking for milestone properties like 2018’s Game of the Year God of War.

Now this week, Epic Games brings three reveals in this one announcement: disclosing that in cooperation with Epic Games Publishing, the firm will be partnering with gen Design, Playdead, and Remedy Entertainment. What this new agreement will entail reveals that publishing division under Epic Games will be responsible for the approaching new entries from these pioneering studios.

gen DESIGN, Remedy, and Playdead are among the most innovative and talented studios in the industry, with strong visions for their next games. They will have full creative control, while Epic will provide a solid foundation of project funding and services.

Hector Sanchez, Epic Games Publishing Head

Unraveling some of the details shared in the announcement post, Epic Games’ relationship with the three developers is a ‘50/50’ deal when it comes to gained revenue. And while the earnings is split in half, the projects themselves will be fully covered thanks to Epic Games alongside the ownership of said properties will be in the hands of the team who made them.

As for what players can expect from the new partnership formed by Epic Games, we are aware that Remedy Entertainment is already involved in the upcoming Crossfire X story campaign in collaboration with Smilegate. Additionally, the team also disclosed two other unnamed projects that are in development according to the studio’s latest financial report.

Regarding Danish team Playdead, the studio just recently teased more on its next unnamed entry: we can expect more isolated platforming when the game is ready to be revealed. Then leaving gen Design, it was disclosed in an Famitsu interview that the team is currently experimenting with ideas on the next title from the team responsible for The Last Guardian. Sharing these first details, you can head here to view the image that was provided in the interview.

Do you think this new partnership is a good sign for the three talented teams?

Source: Epic Games

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