Epic Games UK founded, recruitment begins

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."

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Epic! :)
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Thomas Dolby Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Ai Solve4 years ago
After so many stories of redundancies and closures it's nice to have some good news like this for the UK games industry.
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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 4 years ago
Great news indeed! :)
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Lets hope it becomes a full fledged development studio, rather than support and tech just for Unreal engine tech :)
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robert troughton Managing Director, Coconut Lizard4 years ago
@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.

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Frank Trottier Analyst programmer 4 years ago
The open world is changing things.
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@ Robert - well congrats on being a full fledged dev team. I think the careers segment will filter through as well to reflect it
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John Nejady Associate Producer, CCP Games4 years ago
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!
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Adam Campbell Game Production Manager, Azoomee4 years ago
Sounds good to me :)
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