Big Huge Games Workers Find Refuge with Epic Games
"In one of life's coincidences, Epic's directors had spent the morning discussing how we'd love to build even more successful projects with our growing team, but that we'd need a dramatic infusion of top talent to do so. Which, we all knew, was impossible.
"So now we're planning to start an impossible studio in Baltimore. :)"
According to The Verge, who reported the story earlier today, several of the former Big Huge Games team will be brought down to their studio in Cary, NC to begin work as contract employees while the impossible studio is in the works. While its unclear how many of the team will be joining Epic, Capps did note that some have already taken up positions with Zynga and Zenimax Online Studios, but sources indicate that a significant portion of Big Huge Games will stay on for Epics expansion into Baltimore.
Epic Baltimore will focus on a new action-RPG game in the vein of Kingdoms of Amalur. The good news here, a lot of developers get some much needed work.
Source: The Verge