Apparently, the US video game developer Epic Games is stepping up its game. With the latest news on its Metaverse - Epic Games Megaverse - you can be sure that they are planning to take the gaming world by storm. It’s about time that they do, too. But, what exactly is Epic Games Megaverse? This article will show you.
Epic Games Has Filed a Trademark for the ‘Epic Games Megaverse’
As reported by VideoGamesChronicle, Epic Games has filed a trademark for the ‘Epic Games Megaverse’. The trademark filing was made on December 24, 2021, and is currently under review.
The trademark covers a wide range of goods and services including AR/VR software and "online gaming services in the nature of a metaverse and metaversal environments", among others.
The video game company has also invested in the Los Angeles-based animation company, Spire Animation Studios. In case you don't know, Spire was behind the animation movies like How To Train Your Dragon, Cars 2 and Ratatouille.
The two are reportedly collaborating to integrate Epic Games' Unreal Engine into Spire’s feature animation pipeline to build Metaverse experiences.
“They [Spire] are at the cutting edge of animation and together we will push the state of the art in metaverse entertainment,” said Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri.
What is Epic Games Metaverse?
If you have no idea about the Epic Games Megaverse, you are not alone. There isn't much information about the Epic Games' Metaverse since it isn't a real thing right now. However, we know that the Megaverse is a virtual world that Epic Games will be launching.
Some reports say that, like Meta, it is an umbrella term for Epic’s vision for the Metaverse. Epic has been working on creating a Metaverse for a while. In April 2021, Epic Games completed a $1 billion round of funding to support its long-term vision for the Metaverse.
Epic Games CEO and Founder Tim Sweeney said: "Their [investors] investment will help accelerate our work around building connected social experiences in Fortnite, Rocket League and Fall Guys, while empowering game developers and creators with Unreal Engine, Epic Online Services and the Epic Games Store".
We believe Epic Games Megaverse will deliver on the vision of a fully-connected social virtual world and bring the best features of virtual worlds and augmented reality to gaming.