Epic Games chosen to take part in Disney's 2017 accelerator program

Epic Games chosen to take part in Disney's 2017 accelerator program

Epic Games has been chosen as one of eleven companies to be part of the Disney Accelerator program in 2017.

The program gives a range of companies access to Disney's leadership teams and mentoring to help grow their businesses and improve their technology. It can also lead to companies working with Disney on licensed products in the future.

Epic is the only game development studio to be chosen in this round of the accelerator. Other firms chosen include eSports company aXiomatic, game-based learning platform Kahoot!, and mobile e-commerce developer ReplyYes.

Collaborative effort

"Over the past few years, we've had great collaborations with The Walt Disney Company, contributing Unreal Engine technology to everything from theme park rides to Star Wars movies, and we look forward to participating in the Disney Accelerator," said Epic Games Founder and CEO Tim Sweeney.

Epic is currently working with Chair Interactive on a mobile RPG called Battle Breakers. The game was due to launch "very soon" after its reveal in February 2017, but has yet to be released.

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