Epic will shut down its Houseparty video chat service

Houseparty, a video chat service launched in 2016 and acquired by Fortnite studio Epic Games in 2019, is about to disappear. Epic say goodbye Family Gathering Blog, Announcing that the software has been removed from the app store, and the service itself will be closed in October.

“We created Houseparty to make people feel that they are together even when they are physically separated. We thank you very much for turning to Houseparty at important moments in your life,” Epi​​c wrote. “From birthday parties to marriage proposals, marriages, family game nights, etc., you did it at Houseparty. Moreover, in a year when we could not be together, we are even more honored that you turned to Houseparty to laugh, play games, and be apart Create memories at the time.”