Fortnite giant Epic Games has bought Brazilian studio Aquiris.
No figure has been placed on the deal, which is the company's first foray into the Latin American market. It follows Epic investing in Aquiris back in early 2022. The outfit is now becoming Epic Games Brasil and will be contributing to Fortnite moving forward.
“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,” Aquiris CEO and now the studio director of Epic Games Brasil Mauricio Longoni said.
"We are delighted to leverage our experience using Unreal Engine on game development to contribute to the future of Fortnite. Aquiris has been on 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.”
Epic's EVP of game development Alain Tascan added: “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.”