Epic Games Acquires AQUIRIS
Epic Games has acquired Brazil-based game studio AQUIRIS.
Officially announced yesterday, the AQUIRIS team will be the foundation of the first Epic studio in Latin America - Epic Games Brasil. AQUIRIS was originally founded in 2007 and is best known for its award-winning titles including Wonderbox and the Horizon Chase franchise. All existing developers at AQUIRIS will now join Epic Games Brasil to “create groundbreaking content and social experiences within Fortnite”.
“Joining Epic Games builds on our successes in creating memorable games including Wonderbox, Horizon Chase 2 and Looney Tunes World of Mayhem, which we will continue to operate. We are delighted to leverage our experience using Unreal Engine on game development to contribute to the future of Fortnite. AQUIRIS has been on the forefront of game development in Brazil and Latin America, and becoming part of Epic Games will spotlight our region’s developers for the entire industry.”
- Mauricio Longoni, Studio Director of Epic Games Brasil
Source: Epic Games
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