Cary Town Center
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Epic Games, creator of the massively popular Fortnite, is buying up a 980,000-square-foot site as its new headquarters, Eurogamer is reporting.

The company – which is also responsible for the Unreal Engine – will purchase the ailing Cary Towne Center shopping mall, which is close to Epic's current home in Cary, North Carolina. The new 'home campus' will open in 2024, and the company has said that some of the site will be made available for use by the local community.

The mall has been struggling for some time and was sold to new owners in 2019. Last year, its new owners proposed a mix of offices, shops and homes on the site.

The Cary Towne Center is almost entirely empty at the moment, with just a few stores open and part of the complexed complete closed to the public. This gallery of images from a year ago gives you some indication of its current status.