When Epic Games subsidiary People Can Fly lost three senior employees this past week, Epic Games apparently purchased the rest of the Poland-based development studio. “One of the things that got missed with that story was that we bought the rest of People Can Fly that we didn’t own. We didn’t announce that, so that was also part of it,” Epic Games VP Mark Rein told us this afternoon at GDC Europe.

“But now we own it all. We had a controlling stake, but the owner still owned a fairly large piece of it,” he said. As it turns out, those owners were the folks who left to do something different – despite being in the middle of developing the next Gears of War game, Judgment. “They left, they’re gonna do their own thing. They have something cool they’re gonna do, and we’ll be very supportive of it,” Rein added.

It’s unknown how much Epic Games paid for the rest of its stake in People Can Fly.

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