Big Huge Games purchased by Epic. Now Epic Baltimore.

#1 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2695 posts) -
#2 Posted by spree4567 (138 posts) -

It's cool, but your title isn't exactly accurate. Epic didn't buy Big Huge Games. They're opening a new studio in Baltimore with a lot of ex Big Huge Games employees.

#3 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

Cool, Living 30 minuets from Baltimore I like that, but technically they arnt in Baltimore. I think they are a little north.

#4 Posted by Subjugation (4725 posts) -

They hired a bunch of former BHG employees, they didn't buy the company. Regardless, it's good to see that those guys are picking up work, if not from Epic then from Zynga and Zenimax.

#5 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1258 posts) -

Awesome news!

#6 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Oh fuck yeah! My hopes for a kick-ass KoA:R 2 going full-on 3rd Person Diablo are not dead!

Thank you so much Epic! You really have earned them Lambos in my book now.

#7 Posted by iAmJohn (6128 posts) -

More than happy to see these dudes land on their feet, but I don't anything I would remotely care about playing to come out of this.

#8 Posted by Blackout62 (1357 posts) -

Really? Not Epic Huge Games? Missed opportunity Michael Capps.

#9 Posted by rmanthorp (4010 posts) -

This is the best news.

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#10 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -

@Seppli said:

Oh fuck yeah! My hopes for a kick-ass KoA:R 2 going full-on 3rd Person Diablo are not dead!

Thank you so much Epic! You really have earned them Lambos in my book now.

I thought the Amalur property was owned by 38 Studios. So I don't think that could happen - except in spirit, I gues (or if Epic were to buy it). I could be totally wrong though.

#11 Posted by TheHT (11526 posts) -

Gears of Amalur.

#12 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@HarlequinRiot said:

@Seppli said:

Oh fuck yeah! My hopes for a kick-ass KoA:R 2 going full-on 3rd Person Diablo are not dead!

Thank you so much Epic! You really have earned them Lambos in my book now.

I thought the Amalur property was owned by 38 Studios. So I don't think that could happen - except in spirit, I gues (or if Epic were to buy it). I could be totally wrong though.

Yeah suppose that's true. The state of Shortbus Island or whatever will apparently get the rights to Amalur, and they'll likely try to sell it for some coin.

I really like the combat in KoA:R - I could see the guys at BHG pulling off a 3rd Person Diablo-style game with action combat, as long as they commit to delivering more challenging difficulty.

'Til then Darksiders 2 will tide me over. I heard there's some Diablo in my favorite Zelda/God of War mix now. A proposition that makes my eyes salivate with anticipation.

#13 Posted by probablytuna (3732 posts) -

Good news for those who recently lost their jobs. Hope it all goes well for them.

#14 Posted by Bevinsky (184 posts) -

I hope they put them to good use, and have them make RTSes. Though I doubt that will happen.

#15 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

Terribly misleading title. I hate that titles can't be changed.

#16 Edited by CornBREDX (5631 posts) -

It's a shame this thread title is a lie.

They hired some ex BHG employees. Now people are going to think they hold rights to their previous games. They don't.

It is good, though, the people who lost jobs are finding jobs with other companys. While I never played it, KOA seemed like a decent game for a first in a promising franchise.

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