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Epic now owns Bink Video maker RAD Game Tools

Epic now owns Bink Video maker RAD Game Tools

You may not know the RAD Game Tools name off the top of your head, but you’re no doubt familiar with its work. It’s a development toolset that’s been around since 1988, according to its website (which also looks like it’s been around since 1988), which claims “that at least one of our products is built into almost every game shipped today. We have appeared in more than 24,600 games to date, and roughly 200 million end user units per year.”

I can’t attest to those numbers, but I can say that it’s been around for a very long time: I have fond memories of using the old Bink and Smacker players to watch in-game cinematics from games like Diablo and MechWarrior 2.

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