Epic Games, makers of the popular video game Fortnite and the real-time 3D Unreal Engine used across the gaming and film industry, announced today that it is acquiring the online music marketplace Bandcamp. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. It’s a surprising move from Epic. Since the runaway success of Fortnite in 2017, Epic has acquired a handful of gaming studios and smaller 3D...
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