Epic Games Helping out Big Huge Games, Setting Up New Studio For Them
While the news surrounding 38 Studios and its subsidiary Big Huge Games has been saddening at best, the game development community has come together in many ways to help those now unemployed — through Twitter hashtags, Google Docs, and now – the courteous opening of an entire studio.
In a post on the Epic Games community forums, President Mike Capps made clear their intentions to start a new Epic Games studio in Baltimore, open to a number of the core employees of Big Huge Games.
Until the new office space has been set up, they plan to hire many ex-BHG employees on as contractors at their main headquarters in North Carolina.
“It’ll take a while to find space, set up desks and PCs, purchase sufficient Nerf weaponry and Dr. Pepper, etc. But some of these folks have been going too long without a paycheck to wait for that. So, as soon as we can, we’re going to try to get people working down here at Epic headquarters in Cary, NC as contractors.
There’s a million things to work out. How many of the team can we hire? What will it be called? What will they be working on? We don’t know all the answers yet. Please give us some time to figure it out; we hope to have more to share soon.
The way we see it, there’s been a big storm in Baltimore, and we’re taking in a few of the refugees — as are the awesome folks at Zynga East, Zenimax Online, and other southeastern studios. Epic’s in a situation where we can do this, and it very clearly fits with our company values, so we’re going to give it a whirl.”
You can read his full post here.
You’ve made a kind-hearted effort to help out your fellow industrymen today Epic, and for that, we salute you.
But seriously, you should call the studio Big Huge Epic Games.
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