Epic Games Opens New Studio in Cologne, Germany - VGChartz
Epic Games Opens New Studio in Cologne, Germany

Epic Games Opens New Studio in Cologne, Germany - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2019 / 1,349 Views

Epic Games announced it has opened up a new studio on Cologne, Germany. It will be led by the founder of Factor 5, known for creating the Turrican and Star Wars: Rogue Squadron franchises.

"At the core of Epic’s success are highly-skilled and passionate individuals," said Julian Eggebrecht, Director of Online Technology. "Germany is a nation at the forefront of technology and we look forward to extending our local presence as we fill newly created roles and hire exceptional talent."

Before joining Epic Games, the Factor 5 team, including Epic Games Director of Online Technology Julian Eggebrecht and Cologne Studio Director Achim Moller, had worked with Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. They also were technology partners with Nintendo and Sony.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Chazore (on 15 August 2019)

They could have spent their billions in doing this, rather than buying up all the third party titles. This is the sort of thing I'd urge anyone with a lot of money to do.

Azzanation (on 15 August 2019)

Seems like they are doing both. I believe they already brought the makers of Rocket League and i am interested in seeing what this new studio makes. I loved Rogue Squadron back in its day.

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Chazore (on 15 August 2019)

That they did, but I'd like for them to start up their own studios, I mean they are just sitting there with Unreal T and doing nowt with it.

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Alistair (on 15 August 2019)

Epic didn't spend billions on exclusives. They front the money, but if it sells well (which it has been) they get all their money back.

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Chazore (on 16 August 2019)

If what sells well?

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