Following an funding made again in 2022, Epic Video games has introduced that it has now totally acquired Brazilian studio Aquiris, the builders behind the incredible Horizon Chase Turbo and its direct sequel.
The studio will likely be renamed Epic Video games Brazil and has been tasked to “create groundbreaking content material and social experiences inside Fortnite”.
Talking through a weblog publish from Epic Video games, Mauricio Longoni, CEO of Aquiris and now Artistic Director of Epic Video games Brazil, mentioned the next:
“Becoming a member of Epic Video games builds on our successes in creating memorable video games together with Wonderbox, Horizon Chase 2 and Looney Tunes World of Mayhem, which we’ll proceed to function.
“We’re delighted to leverage our expertise utilizing Unreal Engine on recreation growth to contribute to the way forward for Fortnite. AQUIRIS has been on the forefront of recreation growth in Brazil and Latin America, and changing into a part of Epic Video games will highlight our area’s builders for the complete trade.”
Fortnite, initially launched for the Change in 2018, has gone on to be a real worldwide phenomenon, although not with out controversy. Simply final yr, Epic Video games had agreed to pay an astonishing $540 million to settle an allegation from the Federal Commerce Fee of utilizing ‘darkish patterns’ to pressure unintentional purchases from customers, together with violating kids’s on-line privateness regulation.