Epic Games acquires technology from Hyprsense, a leading developer of real-time facial animation technologies. Animating compelling digital characters enables players and creators to feel truly present in an immersive, socially connected experience. With this acquisition, the games company can also continue its work to make content production more accessible.
"We are proud and excited to bring our character animation technology to the Epic Games ecosystem," said Hyprsense Co-Founder and CEO Jihun Yu. “By joining Epic, we have the opportunity to deliver new solutions and experiences on a large scale. We are very grateful to the Hyprsense team for their tireless work in getting us here, as well as our customers, partners and supporting investors. "
"By engaging the Hyprsense team, we can continue to drive digital character innovation and move closer to the goal of giving all developers full control over how they can express their vision to the smallest nuance," added Kim Libreri, CTO of Epic Games, added.
Members of the Hyprsense team will work closely with Epic's game development teams and will also work with the digital people team led by 3Lateral and Cubic Motion. This will help accelerate Epic's journey to create new and better tools and systems for developers and gamers alike. Plus, Unreal Engine developers can deploy and control the most advanced character assets on any platform.
Source: Epic Games