TGS 09: Epic Games is opening a Tokyo studio

Expect better Unreal Engine 3-powered JRPGs in the future. Epic Games is opening a Tokyo-based studio to support developers licensing their tech.

During the “Adapting the Gears of War Franchise for Global Consumption” panel at TGS this year, company president Michael Capps announced the new Japan-based studio and teased that it could be more than a support structure for other studios struggling with their technology. The Tokyo studio may make games.

But we get ahead of ourselves. Capps-san said the Epic is hiring for the new studio, so we’re guessing we won’t see anything in the near future. The prospects of such a thing though, is interesting to say the least.

[via Joystiq]

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