Epic Games Expanding In North Carolina

The maker of video games, including the wildly popular "Fortnite," will expand its Cary, NC headquarters campus, making room for up to 2,000 new employees.

Epic Games is expanding its headquarters campus off Crossroads Boulevard in Cary, NC. The maker of video games, including the wildly popular “Fortnite,” will make room for up to 2,000 new employees with the Wake County expansion project. The company also created “Gears of War” and the “Infinity Blade” series.

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“We know that Epic could locate anywhere in the world, and we’re grateful that they’ve chosen to continue to call Cary home,” said Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht.

In 2015, in preparation for the expansion, Epic purchased an 8.2-acre property next to its existing campus at the corner of Crossroads Boulevard and Jones Franklin Road.

Epic is working with workspace consultant Foster + Partners, architects JDavis, and JLL for construction project management. The new building will make room for an estimated 1,750 to 2,000 additional employees. The expansion will encompass between 450,000 to 500,000 square feet, plus 1,400 additional parking spaces. Construction of the new facility is expected to begin in 2020, and take three to four years.

The video game maker has more than 1,000 employees worldwide, including hundreds in Cary. It also has a significant presence in California.

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