The studio dedicated to the creation of video games, AQUIRIS, was recently bought by Epic Games. Therefore, from this moment on, the studio changes its name to Epic Games Brasil.
The official announcement of the acquisition of AQUIRIS by Epic Games was announced yesterday, April 19. AQUIRIS is the studio behind titles such as Horizon Chase and Wonderbox. The development team is based in Brazil, so the name changed to Epic Games Brasil after the purchase.
Epic Games’ growth over the years has been impressive. This fact that demonstrated in each of its games and now with its expansion to Latin America with this new studio. Epic Games has taken a very big step toward international expansion.
🇬🇧 We are thrilled to announce that after 16 years of hard work and memorable games released, Aquiris is joining Epic and becoming Epic Games Brasil. More information: https://t.co/ghW0emQ2HL@EpicNewsroom pic.twitter.com/ArdiphQkTf
— AQUIRIS (@AquirisGS) April 19, 2023
Epic Games Expansion to Latin America
Epic Games, to expand internationally, has purchased the studio AQUIRIS, which has a great track record in developing video games with more than 16 years of experience in the industry.
According to the press release by Epic Games, the developer had invested in AQUIRIS in 2022 and, finally, in 2023, purchased the studio. The developer, which now bears the name Epic Games Brazil, has extensive experience developing racing games, opening up a world of possibilities for Fortnite Creative 2.0.
Moreover, in Epic Games’ press release, they have informed that with the new studio, they intend to take the experience of Fortnite players to another level.
With the help of Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN), developers can create complete games with this great tool that Epic Games has developed, which means endless game options to be developed with the new acquisition of AQUIRIS by Epic Games.
Comments on the acquisition of AQUIRIS by Epic Games
The new Epic Games Brazil studio director, Mauricio Longoni, has commented that this union has been possible thanks to their successful games. Among the developer’s most notable titles are:
- Horizon Chase 2
- Looney Tunes World of Mayhem
On the other hand, Longoni affirms that the studio will continue to lead the development of the titles above. In addition, he states that all the studio’s workers are very happy and excited to use all their experience in Unreal Engine to contribute to the development of Fortnite.
To conclude, Longoni comments that now being part of Epic Games will allow Latin American developers to stand out in the industry.
Epic Games Brazil
As mentioned before, Epic Games Brazil continues developing and operating titles created by AQUIRIS. In addition, from now on, the studio will be part of the Fortnite expansion.
It is important to note that with the studio’s experience, they can bring many ideas to create a world of novelties for Fortnite. So it will be very exciting to see what surprises this union holds for the future.