Epic Games, the studio behind Gears of War, is furthering its relationship with academia with a new organization aimed to unite classrooms with professional game developers.

The Epic Games Centre is opening in collaboration with the United Kingdom-based Staffordshire University. Epic Games will be providing hardware, teaching time, and software to the 500 students enrolled in Staffordshire’s eight unique game design courses.

Pictured above: Staffordshire University’s professor Michael Gunn (left) and Epic Game’s European territory manager, Mike Gamble (right)


Our Take
Epic’s Unreal Engine has been a fixture in many game development programs over the years, so this union is a logical step for the company. Having skilled minds behind some of the industry’s biggest titles working with future game developers is a great way to pass on knowledge to a new generation.