I had a chance to spend some time at Epic Games’ Cary, North Carolina offices, mainly to spend some time with the multiplayer portions of Unreal Tournament 3 on the PC. Yes, the game was impressive, and I surely will be doing a more detailed write-up of the various modes I played. But more importantly — what does the dungeon look like that Gears of War was made in? Does Cliffy B use the bathrooms on the first or second floor?
While I don’t have a definitive answer to that last question, I can guess that he most likely uses the more private, “home” style bathrooms that you can find on the first floor. But that’s just a guess. As for what the rest of the offices look like, take a look for yourself.
I don’t claim to be an ace photographer, so please forgive the quality of the photos. But you can get a good sense of where the Epic team is spending long hours during these last few weeks of Unreal Tournament 3 crunch time. We’re talking multiple break rooms (with classic arcade cabinets and table tennis), a big on-site motion capture facility, a basketball court, a full weight room, and more. Oh, and they also have offices where they do actual work, too.
No doubt these guys work hard, but they certainly don’t live hard — one look at the cars in Epic’s parking lot could tell you that. It’s like high-end automobile showroom, with gorgeous sports cars lining the rows of the sizable lot. What did these guys do, ship a blockbuster Xbox 360 game or something?