Epic Games Brasil Announced with AQUIRIS Acquisition

Epic Games just dropped a bombshell announcement: they’re welcoming Brazil’s AQUIRIS onto their team, following an earlier investment made by Epic at the beginning of last year.

AQUIRIS, founded in 2007, is best known for acclaimed works like Wonderbox: The Adventure Maker and the Horizon Chase series. Based in Porto Alegre, the new team will join forces with Epic Games to create content and social experiences within the massively popular game Fortnite.

The new team will serve as the foundation for Epic Games Brasil, the first-ever studio that Epic has set up in Latin America. 

CEO of AQUIRIS and now studio director of Epic Games Brasil, Mauricio Longoni, said, 

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. AQUIRIS has been at the forefront of game development in Brazil and Latin America, and becoming part of Epic Games will spotlight our region’s developers for the entire industry.

According to Alain Tascan, Executive Vice President of Game Development at Epic Games, the move was a no-brainer. 

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. With the creation of Epic Games Brasil, we look forward to tapping into the immense talent the region has to offer and establishing our presence in Latin America.

This new partnership will shake things up in the gaming world, and we can’t wait to see what will be produced from the new Epic Games Brasil and AQUIRIS.

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