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Epic Games, the creators of the popular game “Fortnite” just bought a failed mall in North Carolina that will eventually become its new headquarters for $95 million.
The gaming giant closed on the deal on December 31, Daniel Geiger at Insider first reported. Epic plans to create a multimillion-square-foot headquarters, with hopes to open it by 2024.
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The purchase comes after a wild year for Epic, which created a big fracture in the tech world with an in-game payment system for “Fortnite” that passed by the usual store fees. Apple and Google both subsequently pulled the game from digital stores. Since then, Epic has launched a suit against the tech companies which could have major implications.
Here’s the mall that Epic spent $95 million on.
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Cary Towne Center encompasses 980,000 square feet of space on 87 acres.
The mall was a victim of the similar forces tanking malls across the country: anchor tenant …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology