Epic Games has announced the hiring of Laura Fryer as general manager of its new Seattle studio, which is currently focused on engineering efforts for the company’s award-winning Unreal Engine 4 technology.
Fryer is a 17 year industry vet and was previously the general manager of WB Games Seattle where she oversaw game development for Warner Bros.’ internal studios in the Seattle area, including Monolith, who recently released Gotham City Impostors and is currently working on the upcoming Guardians of Middle Earth.
Fryer was also one of Microsoft Game Studios’ first employees and she shipped many games there as a producer, most notably being Gears of War and Gears of War 2. She was also the director of the Xbox Advanced Technology Group and a founding member of the Xbox project.
Her hiring seemed like a bit of a no-brainer for Epic Games.
“Laura Fryer is one of the brightest leaders of the game industry today, and we’re thrilled to have her guide our new Seattle studio,” said Epic Games President Dr. Michael Capps. “Laura was a key member of the Gears of War team, and we’ve long hoped to work with her again.”
We wish her and everyone at Epic Games Seattle the best of luck.