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Epic Founding New Studio With Big Huge Games Staff

Matt Gardner
Baltimore, Big Huge Games, Epic Games, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Mike Capps, Yay

Epic Founding New Studio With Big Huge Games Staff

The Epic Games lot are apparently big fans of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, because they're planning to swoop in and save the day following 38 Studios' collapse, by setting up a new studio of their own, primarily consisting of former Big HugGames staffers.

Baltimore will house the new studio, but Epic president Mike Capps has said that "there's a million things to work out", and that some ex-BHG staff will actually start work at Epic's HQ as contractors.

Apparently BHG's management had approached Epic about the possibility of jumping into bed together, and Epic felt that starting afresh would be the best way forward.

"We loved that they all wanted to keep working together, but it was pretty clear they'd have trouble building a demo and securing funding before their personal savings ran out," wrote Capps.

"In one of life's coincidences, Epic's directors had spent the morning discussing how we'd love to build even more successful projects with our growing team, but that we'd need a dramatic infusion of top talent to do so. Which, we all knew, was impossible.

"So now we're planning to start an impossible studio in Baltimore."

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