Epic Games Forms New UK Studio
Written Tuesday, August 05, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Epic Games has announced that it's opening a new studio in the United Kingdom, the core of which will be run from Pitbull Studios' offices in Sunderland, supported by the studio's Leamington Spa office, while a new workspace - for which Epic is currently hiring - will open in UK development hotbed, Guildford.
Pitbull has an established history in helping with development on Epic's Unreal Engine, working on both Gears of War: Judgment and Silent Hill: Downpour. Pitbull Studios' offices, working under the new name of Epic Games UK, will continue to contribute work on Unreal Engine 4 in Europe.
“Right now, we’re building a world-class talent pool in the UK to contribute to all aspects of Unreal Engine 4," said Epic founder Tim Sweeney. "Our aim at Epic is to provide the world’s best and most versatile engine, scaling from indie mobile development to high-budget triple-A games.”
This latest move seems like a logical step for Pitbull, founder Robert Troughton explained: "Pitbull Studio has been working with Epic Games for over three years now as an important development resource on several Epic products - most notably Unreal Engine, but also Gears of War, Fortnite and other projects,” he said.
“Over the years we’ve increased our headcount to the point that we’re making very significant contributions – it feels like we’re already part of Epic. The integration of Pitbull as an Epic Games studio seems like a no-brainer for all of us. Everybody here is stoked this is happening, and very excited to see what comes next.”