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Epic Games looks to 'accelerate' Unreal Engine 4 development with new Seattle Studio

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Epic Games, the developer of Unreal Engine and upcoming game Fortnite, announced the forming of a new Seattle-based studio to help "accelerate" the development of their Unreal Engine 4. 

“The proximity to key partners, the density of world-class talent and all the factors that make Seattle an attractive place to live convinced us that it is the perfect locale for Epic’s West Coast operation,” said Epic Games President Dr. Michael Capps. “We are looking to hire even more of the best engineers around to contribute to Unreal Engine 4, which we believe is set to change the way we all make games.”

Epic Games is looking to staff the new studio immediately and has begun its search for "exceptional programmers and support staff" to collaborate with the engineering group. Epic is particularly looking to hire "senior-level talent specializing in online game services and the infrastructure to support them". Check out Epic's careers page for more info on the positions they are hiring for the Seattle studio.

Back in July, it was revealed that Fortnite, Epic Games' upcoming survival title would be the very first game to use Unreal Engine 4. It is being developed exclusively for PC at this moment.

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