Epic Launches New UK Studio

August 5, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Epic Games announced today that it is launching Epic UK after purchasing long-time collaborator Pitbull Studio. Pitbull will be rebranded as Epic Games UK, and will help drive Unreal Engine 4 development in Europe.

Pitbull collaborated with Epic on the development of Unreal Engine, and did work on Gears of War: Judgment and Silent Hill: Downpour. Epic Games UK will help drive Unreal Engine 4 development in Europe, according to Epic.

"Pitbull has been essential in helping us develop the best tools and technology for building the next generation of games," explained Epic founder Tim Sweeney. "They've been invested in UE4's evolution since its early beginnings, and their dedication is unflinching."

"Becoming Epic Games UK was the next logical step in our relationship with Epic," the new studio's boss Robert Troughton added. "We're looking forward to expanding our amazing team here in the UK."

Epic is currently developing the survival sandbox title Fortnite, as well as the latest game in the popular Unreal Tournament.

Epic UK is also hiring programmers, engineers, artists, and a community manager for its office in Guildford.. To apply for one of those positions, check out EpicGames.com/Careers.

Source: Eurogamer


 
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