Fortnite and Unreal Engine developer Epic Games has introduced plans to maneuver its world headquarters into a close by mall, changing the construction into a 980,000 sq. foot campus with workplace and leisure areas.

Epic’s present headquarters is positioned close to Raleigh, in Cary, North Carolina, and the plans revealed Sunday will relocate its places of work to the Cary Towne Center mall, about 2.5 miles away. According to local news channel WRAL, “only a few stores currently remain open” on the mall, which has “been struggling to stay open over the years.”

Epic had initially deliberate on constructing a new campus, with seven buildings holding as much as 1.2 million sq. ft of workplace house, plus 360,000 sq. ft of retail house, 1,800 residential models, a 450-room resort, and several other acres’ value of outside park house. Groundbreaking for that cancelled plan was initially set for February. Instead, Epic will convert the mall, which at present homes a Belk clothes retailer, a Champs Sports, a Spencer’s present retailer, and a Dave & Buster’s restaurant arcade. Most of the big anchor retailer areas are at present empty and far of the mall is blocked off to the general public.

Information on the entire worth of the Cary Towne Center was not instantly accessible.

Since the launch of Fortnite, Epic has seen explosive progress, and it has capitalised on the success of the battle royale game by partnering with Disney and main recording artists for in-game occasions. The developer has even constructed a particular state-of-the-art sound stage in Los Angeles to carry common reside occasions in Fortnite.