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Tim Sweeney on AI art: “I don’t want Epic Games to be a company that stifles innovation”
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has commented on the recent AI controversy and artists’ protests. While acknowledging copyright concerns, he noted that ArtStation won’t be banning this content by default, lest it become a gatekeeper that hinders progress.
Epic Games to pay record $520 million fine over Fortnite’s dark billing practices and children’s privacy violation
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has hit Epic Games with a $520 million fine. The Fortnite maker will pay a whopping sum for violating children’s privacy law and tricking players into making unwanted purchases.
Epic Games cuts ‘out-of-date’ online services for over 20 older games, including Unreal Tournament and Rock Band
Epic Games has decided to turn off online servers for dozens of its older titles, including the Unreal Tournament and Rock Band series. Some of them, however, will still remain playable offline.
Epic Games claims Google paid Activision Blizzard $360 million to keep it from making its own app store
The mobile environment is never calm, as Epic Games has now come up with new allegations against Google. It accused the company of making multi-million dollar deals with big publishers, including Activision Blizzard, to block potential competition.
Former Epic Games devs raise $4.1 million for remote-first studio Noodle Cat, offering 4-day work weeks
A group of Epic Games veterans have founded the new indie studio called Noodle Cat Games. They have already raised $4.1 million to hire staff and develop their debut title, while also offering flexible working options to their team members.
Epic Games v. Apple antitrust appeal to take place on October 21, with participation from Epic’s allies
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear Epic Games v. Apple antitrust appeal on October 21. The Fortnite maker will try to argue that Apple must be considered a monopoly, while the iPhone maker will challenge the court’s decision.
Tim Sweeney on young devs thinking they missed their chance: “Your time will come”
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has tried to cheer on a new generation of game developers, especially those who feel they missed their chance. He recalled the times when he was afraid of “titans” like Electronic Arts while working on the first Unreal.
Ukrainian studio Frogwares receives MegaGrant from Epic Games
Frogwares, known for creating a series of Sherlock Holmes games, has received the Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games. The Ukrainian studio will use this money to relocate its employees to safer areas and help the ones who have already moved to other countries in the EU.
Epic Games raises $2 billion from Sony and LEGO parent company KIRKBI at $31.5 billion valuation
Epic Games has closed a $2 billion round of funding with participation from Sony and KIRKBI. The company will use the money to advance its vision to “build the metaverse and support its continued growth.”
Apple asks court to reject Epic Games’ appeal, says Fortnite maker offers no alternative to App Store rules
Apple has asked judges to reject Epic Games’ appeal in the ongoing antitrust case. The company noted that the Fortnite maker has offered no reasonable alternative to the App Store’s current payment policies.