People Can Fly, the studio most commonly known for making Bulletstorm and Gears of War Judgment, has now be renamed by parent company Epic Games as Epic Games Poland. The reason for the change in name is quite simple, as a representative of Epic put it: “We’ve changed the studio’s name from People Can Fly to Epic Games Poland. We’re a global company with talented people working toward one goal across the world. We think this helps better reflect that.” Basically they want to present themselves as one large, united corporation as opposed to a number of separate studios each doing their own thing.
A testament to this unification is that rather than People Can Fly starting a new game on their own, they are helping Epic to complete the upcoming game Fortnite. And apparently they aren’t the only ones; “Multiple Epic studios, including Epic Games Poland, are working on Fortnite.” I wonder if this means that Chair Entertainment will have their name soon changed to something like Epic Utah or Epic SLC (Salt Lake City) to better fit the company’s newly desired look.
Personally I prefer when studios have very different names like Epic, People Can Fly and Chair because it makes it easier to remember them all and who did what, but I suppose that doesn’t really matter. The important thing is that Fortnite has been mentioned again and that more people are working on it. Hopefully this means we will see something new from the game soon.
[Source: Pixel Enemy]