When most people come to the stores, they pick up a few things. When Epic Games buys, it buys its local mall.
This week, Epic agreed to buy the Cary Towne Center, an area of 980,000 square feet just down the road from its current home in Cary, North Carolina.
The large complex will be Epic’s new home campus, which will open in 2024 according to a three-year plan to renovate and rebuild the area. I’m hoping for some statues of Fortnite fave Fishstick.
While Epic will own the site, some of it may still be handed over for use by the local community, the company said.
Epic moved to Cary in 1999 after it was originally founded as Potomac Computer Systems in Tim Sweeney’s parental home in Potomac, Maryland. The company now says it has 50 offices around the world, which in various ways operate the hugely successful Fortnite, develop the Unreal Engine and operate the Epic Games Store.
If you want to take a look at what the largely empty Cary Towne Center looks like at the moment, there are many photos over on the strangely interesting r / deadmalls reddit.