Today Capcom confirmed that the studio behind the acclaimed Dead Rising franchise, Capcom Game Studio Vancouver, will be teaming up with Epic Games in order to utilize Unreal Engine 4 for their upcoming projects. In addition, they have begun seeking more team members for several different developmental positions, actively seeking professionals familiar with the popular game engine.
Joe Nickolls, Studio Director of Capcom Game Studio Vancouver, stated, “We have some ambitious visions for where we want to take our next games and while our previous proprietary engine served the needs for the projects at the time, shifting to Unreal Engine 4 delivers the right tools for our future direction. Not only will we be developing on a powerful and versatile platform, we’ll also work closely with the team at Epic to maximize the capabilities of the latest and greatest technology. Using this industry leading engine also allows us to quickly integrate new talent onto our projects so that we can focus on pioneering new world class entertainment.”
We’ll keep you updated as Capcom reveals more details on the aforementioned projects, but, in the meantime, what do you think of the team up by Capcom and Epic Games?