Epic Games announced on Sunday that it has reached an agreement to purchase Cary Towne Center and plans to turn the mall into its headquarters by 2024.
Epic plans to start developing the new headquarters later this year, according to the company’s release. In the meantime, Epic will keep its headquarters near the intersection of Crossroads Boulevard and Jones Franklin Road.
Jason Davis, the managing director of Turnbridge Equities, said, “After years of shifting development plans for the Center, we are thrilled the space will be utilized to its full potential and turned into something the Town and community of Cary can be proud of.”
Epic was founded in 1991 and built its reputation on games like “Gears of War” and “Shadow Complex.” In 2017, it released “Fortnite,” a battle royale-type game that quickly became one of the most popular in the world, attracting hundreds of millions of players.
In August, Tim Sweeney, Epic’s CEO, said the new funds collected from games would be used to develop 3D technology and the company’s digital Epic Games Store.
Harold Weinbrecht, the town’s mayor, said, “We’re extremely proud that Epic has chosen to call Cary home for their new global headquarters, and we greatly appreciate the company’s recognition of Cary’s existing assets as well as the unlimited potential of the area for their growing business.”