Epic is opening up a new studio in Cologne, Germany, and the place will be manned by the founding members of Element five, the German studio almost certainly ideal identified for the classic action space shooter, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. Epic Games Cologne will be focused on “emerging types of interactive media and streaming technologies.”
The organization names Julian Eggebrecht as director of on the net technologies and Achim Moller as studio director – two of the 5 folks who created up Element five back in 1987, and each of them have been with Epic given that earlier this year. Eggebrecht was previously vice president of Hulu, and Epic says the group has previously worked with Amazon and Netflix in addition to their history with games. That all appears like the great cross-section of expertise for a streaming-focused game studio.
“At the core of Epic’s good results are hugely-skilled and passionate people,” Eggebrecht says in a press release. “Germany is a nation at the forefront of technologies and we appear forward to extending our regional presence as we fill newly made roles and employ exceptional talent.”
The genuine query is regardless of whether this is streaming in the Twitch sense or a Google Stadia option, as Epic’s announcement is fairly vague about every little thing except the positions of Eggebrecht and Moller.
It’ll most likely be a fantastic lengthy when ahead of we get concrete specifics on what Epic’s operating on in Cologne, but offered the worth of streaming in the modern day gaming landscape, it is no surprise to see the organization dive in this way.