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Epic Games UK founded, recruitment begins

Epic Games UK founded, recruitment begins

Tue 05 Aug 2014 9:11am GMT / 5:11am EDT / 2:11am PDT
Business

Pitbull Studios subsumed into new outfit, forming company's "core"

Middleware giant and publisher Epic has announced the formation of Epic Games UK, a new multi-location developer and Unreal Engine support group formed around the core of Robert Troughton's Pitbull Studios.

Pitbull has been working closely with Epic for some time, developing aspects of Unreal Engine 4 at its three UK locations: Sunderland, Guildford and Leamington Spa. As of today, those offices will officially become part of the American company, with an aim to extend its reach and support network further across the UK and Europe.

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

As part of the company's development, Epic Games UK will be expanding its workforce considerably, building headcount across all three offices. As of now, Epic is searching for animation programmers, developer relations engineers, developer relations technical artists, engine community managers, engine programmers, support engineers and tools programmers.

"Becoming Epic Games UK was the next logical step in our relationship with Epic," said Pitbull GM Robert Troughton. "We're looking forward to expanding our amazing team here in the UK."

9 Comments

Epic! :)

Posted:A month ago

#1

Thomas Dolby
Project Manager / Lead Programmer

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After so many stories of redundancies and closures it's nice to have some good news like this for the UK games industry.

Posted:A month ago

#2

Kingman Cheng
Illustrator and Animator

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Great news indeed! :)

Posted:A month ago

#3
Lets hope it becomes a full fledged development studio, rather than support and tech just for Unreal engine tech :)

Posted:A month ago

#4

robert troughton
Managing Director

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@Chee: "just" support..? We're involved with the actual development of Unreal Engine, as well as a few Epic games. It's not support - you could see it more as working as part of an international team of developers. We do support as well, of course, but the bulk of our work is actual development.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by robert troughton on 5th August 2014 4:37pm

Posted:A month ago

#5

Frank Trottier
Analyst programmer

22 22 1.0
The open world is changing things.

Posted:A month ago

#6
@ Robert - well congrats on being a full fledged dev team. I think the careers segment will filter through as well to reflect it

Posted:A month ago

#7

John Nejady
Quality Assurance Analyst

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Excellent! I know a few of the team there and they're good people who've been through some rough times at other places in the past. Glad things seem to be going right for Pitbull/Epic. Best of luck!

Posted:A month ago

#8

Adam Campbell
Associate Producer

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Sounds good to me :)

Posted:A month ago

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