Epic buys Houseparty

Epic acquires video chat app Houseparty

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Epic games, the Fortnite creator buys a video chat app Houseparty in a surprising deal. It allows group chats of up to eight users and private conversations, or “side-texts” which disappear after 24 hours. The price and terms and conditions of the deal were not announced.

Houseparty will not merge into Epic and it will remain available as a standalone app. Also, Houseparty accounts and data will not be shared with Epic.

“Houseparty brings people together, creating positive social interactions in real time,” Tim Sweeney, founder, and CEO of Epic Games said in a statement. “By teaming up, we can build even more fun, shared experiences than what could be achieved alone.”

“Houseparty brings people together, creating positive social interactions in real time,” said Tim Sweeney, founder, and CEO of Epic Games. “By teaming up, we can build even more fun, shared experiences than what could be achieved alone.”

The app currently has 35 million registered users across iOS and Android with 40 percent of those users are outside of the US.

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