Epic Games Expands into Latin America through Acquisition of AQUIRIS
Epic Games, the renowned game development company, has announced an exciting acquisition that will pave the way for its expansion into Latin America. Brazil-based game studio, AQUIRIS, known for its award-winning titles such as Wonderbox and the Horizon Chase franchise, is joining forces with Epic Games. This collaboration builds upon an earlier investment made by Epic Games in AQUIRIS in early 2022.
The AQUIRIS team, headquartered in the vibrant city of Porto Alegre, will now be the foundation of Epic Games Brasil, marking Epic Games’ first studio in Latin America. The talented developers from AQUIRIS will work together with Epic Games to create groundbreaking content and social experiences within the incredibly popular game, Fortnite.
Mauricio Longoni, the CEO of AQUIRIS and now the studio director of Epic Games Brasil, expressed his excitement about the partnership, saying,
Joining Epic Games builds on our successes in creating memorable games including Wonderbox, Horizon Chase 2 and Looney Tunes World of Mayhem, which we will continue to operate. We are delighted to leverage our experience using Unreal Engine on game development to contribute to the future of Fortnite.”
Longoni added that AQUIRIS has been at the forefront of game development in Brazil and Latin America, and becoming part of Epic Games will shine a spotlight on the region’s talented developers for the entire industry to see.
Epic Games is equally thrilled about this collaboration, with Alain Tascan, the Executive Vice President of Game Development at Epic Games, expressing his enthusiasm,
We’ve seen firsthand the impressive talents of the AQUIRIS team in creating innovative games that draw global appeal, and we are excited to welcome them to Epic Games.”
Tascan also mentioned that with the creation of Epic Games Brasil, the company is looking forward to tapping into the immense talent that the region has to offer, and establishing a strong presence in Latin America.
This acquisition marks a significant step for both AQUIRIS and Epic Games, as they come together to create new and exciting experiences for gamers around the world. With AQUIRIS’ expertise in game development and Epic Games’ reputation for creating cutting-edge titles, the collaboration is expected to result in groundbreaking content and social experiences within Fortnite, taking the game to new heights.
Gamers and fans of both AQUIRIS and Epic Games can look forward to exciting new developments and experiences in Fortnite as a result of this acquisition. The partnership promises to deliver innovative and memorable gaming experiences that will captivate players worldwide.
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Source: Epic Games