Epic Games, previous developer of the Gears of War franchise and developer of the Unreal Engine many other games use as a backbone, has announced the formation of Epic Games UK.
The UK studio is composed of their longtime collaborator Pitbull studios. Epic’s lead programmer James Golding, who’s been on Epic Games for 12 years, relocated to the new offices in Sunderland.
“Pitbull has been essential in helping us develop the best tools and technology for building the next generation of games. They’ve been invested in UE4’s evolution since its early beginnings, and their dedication is unflinching.” – Tim Sweeney, Epic’s founder and CEO.
The studio, at the moment, is not expected to work on any new games. Instead, it’ll focus its efforts on expanding Unreal Engine 4’s presence on European development team. Pitbull Studios have already helped develop a wide variety of the engine’s features, including rendering, audio, physics, visual scripting, UI, documentation tools, platform support, localization tools, among others.
And that’s not all. An expanded studio equals jobs to be filled. If you want to take a chance and apply to any of their openings (which include roles like animation programmer, developer relations engineer, developer relations technical artist, engine community manager, engine programmer, support engineer and tools programmer), check out Epic Games’ career page.