The creator of Fortnite, Epic, is purchasing Houseparty, the popular video chat app. Popular majorly with youngsters, the 3-year old social video application is similar to a mix of FaceTime and Snapchat. It lets group chats of almost 8 users and private chats, or “side-texts” which vanishes post 24 Hours.
“Joining Epic is a huge step further in attaining our goal of bringing understanding to online communication,” claimed CEO and Co-founder of Houseparty, Sima Sistani, to the media in an interview. “We have a common dream to make human interaction more enjoyable and simple, and always have respect for consumer privacy.”
It is not clear what precisely Epic will do with Houseparty, although there is a rumor that it might attempt to develop its own social video application. The game manufacturer was capitalized at $15 Billion late last year and lately rolled out its own games shop. Including a video, chat element can assist it to vie against the likes of Steam and Origin. In the meantime, the acquirement follows at a troublesome time for Houseparty, which has stayed comparatively flat in user development since 2017. House party is claimed to have almost 35 Million consumers, the majority of whom are below the age of 24.
On a related note, last month, Epic rolled out a “mega sale,” providing games at almost 75% off and extra $10 credits on buyouts of more than $14.99. It seemed like Epic was getting ready go nose to nose with the Steam Sale, which is planned to happen by the end of June. But by the end of the day, fans observed 2 games vanished mysteriously from the Epic Store, and the cost of another appeared to be elevated.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 vanished first. The game was accessible for pre-order, and as per the firm, it will get back to the store shortly, most probably after the end of the sale.