It's official, Epic Games has just announced the premature death of its application Houseparty in a blog post . The company, which comes from win his case against Apple , does not feel able to continue to manage this application after being a reference for many users since 2016.
As a reminder, Houseparty was a social network based on video communication which had been acquired by Epic Games not long ago. Recently, Houseparty had even integrated features specific to Fortnite , the studio's battle royale. In its post, the application development team provides these explanations:
A short life that will end in October
Concretely, those who did not already own the application will no longer see it in mobile blinds. In contrast, those who used Houseparty can continue to do so until October, when the application will be completely discontinued. The development team clarified that the application will not be closed gradually.
However, this farewell only means the end of a page, which turns to new projects and ambitions of the next to Epic Games. Indeed, in the post we can read that "the team behind Houseparty strives to create new ways to have meaningful and authentic social interactions at the verse scale throughout the Epic family. Games ”. We should therefore soon have news of these new projects being designed.