Epic Games acquires the company behind God of War's facial animations

Epic Games acquires the company behind God of War's facial animations 1
What just happened? Epic Games on Thursday announced it has acquired Cubic Motion, a longtime partner and leader in facial animation technology. Financial terms of the purchase were not made public.

Cubic Motion likely isn’t a name you’re familiar with but odds are, you’ve seen their work. The team’s facial animation technology can be found in games like God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man. They’ve also worked directly with Epic in recent years, mainly on tech demos like Siren from early 2018.

Epic said Cubic Motion will work hand in hand with 3Lateral, a company it scooped up in January 2019 that specializes in digitizing motion and the human appearance. 3Lateral helped Epic create this digital human version of English actor and film director Andy Serkis a couple of years back.

[embedded content]

Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney said digital humans are not only the next frontier of content creation, but also the most complex endeavor in computer graphics. CTO Kim Libreri believes that combining Epic’s Unreal Engine with 3Lateral’s facial rig and Cubic Motion’s tech will help them “reach the pinnacle of digital human artistry.”

Along with Unity, Unreal Engine 4 is one of the most popular game engines around. The latest iteration dropped in early 2014 but really picked up steam a year later when Epic did away with the subscription model and made it free for all to use.

About the author

E-Crypto News was developed to assist all cryptocurrency investors in developing profitable cryptocurrency portfolios through the provision of timely and much-needed information. Investments in cryptocurrency require a level of detail, sensitivity, and accuracy that isn’t required in any other market and as such, we’ve developed our databases to help fill in information gaps.

Related Posts

E-Crypto News Executive Interviews

Automated trading with HaasBot Crypto Trading Bots

Crypto Scams

Millions in Cryptocurrency Stolen by Scammers in the Last Month According to Tenable Research
November 24, 2021
Behind The Scenes: How this Crypto Community Responded to + $50m Hack
October 18, 2021
Crypto Scams
Crypto Scams Still Persistent In 2021, SEC Warns About Red Flags To Watch
September 9, 2021
Poly Network
Here’s How Hackers Stole Over $600 million in the Poly Network Attack
August 12, 2021
The World’s Most Infamous Crypto Hacks and Scams
July 31, 2021

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Questions and Answers

GamStop
How Does Bitcoin Casino Work + 2021 Beginner’s Guide
November 8, 2021
Cryptocurrency
How to Buy and Sell Cryptocurrency
November 8, 2021
What Are Bitcoin Futures And How Will They Work In 2022?
November 4, 2021
Ethereum
The Unconventional Guide to Ethereum
October 28, 2021
ICo Presale
The Science Behind ICO Presales…
October 14, 2021


CryptoCurrencyUSDChange 1hChange 24hChange 7d
Bitcoin42,143 0.16 % 0.20 % 4.18 %
Ethereum3,146.5 0.06 % 0.94 % 6.85 %
Binance Coin469.37 0.19 % 1.46 % 3.60 %
Tether1.000 0.09 % 0.06 % 0.01 %
USD Coin1.000 0.02 % 0.12 % 0.05 %
Cardano1.350 0.11 % 4.81 % 3.44 %
Solana137.50 0.37 % 1.16 % 9.49 %
XRP0.7433 0.24 % 0.39 % 7.39 %
Terra82.26 0.15 % 3.06 % 0.04 %
Polkadot24.57 0.12 % 0.91 % 10.15 %

bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) $ 42,239.00
ethereum
Ethereum (ETH) $ 3,154.81
binance-coin
Binance Coin (BNB) $ 468.21
tether
Tether (USDT) $ 1.00
usd-coin
USD Coin (USDC) $ 1.00
cardano
Cardano (ADA) $ 1.36
solana
Solana (SOL) $ 137.94
xrp
XRP (XRP) $ 0.74298
terra-luna
Terra (LUNA) $ 82.62
polkadot
Polkadot (DOT) $ 24.68