Posted on October 24, 2008,

Mark Rein Claims Epic Acquisition Talk is Just a Rumor

Gaming Today

Epic Games is a major player in the videogame industry, not only because they produce mega hits like Gears of War and Unreal Tournament, but because their game development engine, Unreal Engine, is being adopted by more and more developers. Any acquisition would be a tremendously big deal, which made the news we reported on earlier — that Legendary Pictures was looking to acquire Epic — was so significant.

As you would expect, Epic VP Mark Rein has dismissed the notion, telling Develop it’s simply “just another rumor.” This isn’t the first time Epic has been involved in acquisition rumors; Microsoft was reported to be looking to buy Epic earlier this year for $1 billion. Rein famously asked that people start predictions at $2 billion “because we don’t want anyone thinking that we’re cheap.”

Even with Rein’s dismissal, we’ll be sure to continue watching the situation. The number of implications that an acquisition would have are far too numerous to be counted, so stay tuned for the latest.

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