After years of growth from its industry-changing hit “Fortnite,” video game maker Epic Games is expanding its headquarters campus off Crossroads Boulevard in Cary.
The company announced the expansion on Thursday and said construction on the new building could start in 2020 — potentially making room for thousands of employees in Cary.
Epic has been preparing for this growth for several years, having bought the 8.2-acre property at the corner of Crossroads Boulevard and Jones Franklin Road in 2015. The land is next to its existing campus.
The new building will add significantly to the company’s real estate holdings in Cary, giving it room for an estimated 1,750 to 2,000 more employees there, the company said.
Epic didn’t give a definite size for the new addition yet, saying it could be between 450,000 to 500,000 square feet. It will also give Epic 1,400 additional parking spaces.
Development of the new facility is expected to take three to four years, Epic said.