“Joining Epic is a great step forward in achieving our mission of bringing empathy to online communication,” wrote Sima Sistani, Co-founder and CEO of Houseparty on Medium. “We have a common vision to make human interaction easier and more enjoyable, and always with respect for user privacy.”
It is unclear what precisely Epic will do with Houseparty, although there’s speculation that it might attempt to construct its personal social video app. The sport maker was valued at $15 billion in late 2018 and lately launched its personal games store. Including a video chat element might assist it compete with the likes of Origin and Steam. In the meantime, the acquisition comes at a hard time for Houseparty, which has remained comparatively flat in person progress since 2017, reported Digiday. Houseparty is alleged to have round 35 million users, the vast majority of whom are beneath 24 years previous.