Epic Games Announces Investment In Brazilian Studio AQUIRIS
Epic Games has quickly become one of the biggest names in the video game industry. The company’s growth was due to a variety of reasons, namely the Unreal Engine and the fact that Fortnite became a historic game. The game has over 600 million accounts and has formed partnerships with various companies in and out of the industry. Furthermore, the Epic Games Store consistently offers discounts and more for gamers to access. Today, it has been announced that Epic Games has invested in AQUIRIS, a Brazilian video game studio.
AQUIRIS, formed in 2007, is the award-winning developer of various titles such as Wonderbox, Horizon Chase and Looney Tunes World of Mayhem. It is based in Brazil but facilitates employees from around the world. The companies have entered a multi-game publishing agreement for future unannounced multiplayer titles. The partnership and investment will shape AQUIRIS for the next fifteen years.
Hector Sanchez, head of third-party publishing at Epic Games, stated, “Aquiris not only have a keen eye for quality game experiences, but have demonstrated great artistic and technical capabilities with their utilization of Unreal Engine in their products. We’re honored to have this opportunity to strengthen our relationship with one of the premiere studios in the growing and important Latin American development scene.” Hector Sanchez will also join the Board of Directors in AQUIRIS.
The CEO of AQUIRIS, Mauricio Longoni, stated, “We are thrilled to partner with Epic Games. It’s a strong endorsement of what AQUIRIS has built so far, and we can’t wait to show the world what we are working on together.”
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