Epic Games Founder Tim Sweeney Purchases Box Creek Wilderness to Permanently Protect It

By   /   Nov 10, 2016
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Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has paid $15 million to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to safeguard 7,000 acres of undeveloped land in North Carolina.

According to Sweeney, the amount is reserved as ‘conservation easement’ which prevents the landowners from developing a natural landscape – looks like not all heroes wear capes.

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Speaking with The Citizen-Times here is what Sweeney said:

It’s still in private ownership but the easement ensures it can never be developed. It’s not open to anyone in the public at any time, but people can email and get a permission card and go and enjoy it.

The land in question is called the Box Creek Wilderness. A few years ago, the Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation tried to subdivide the area in order to build power lines, but Sweeney challenged it in the court.

Sweeney began purchasing the land back in 2008 and as of this moment, holds around 40,000 acres in North Carolina; some of which he has already donated for conservation.

Coming back to gaming, according to Sweeney, developing video games on Project Scorpio and Playstation 4 Pro are relatively easier as compared to PC. This ease eventually results in better-optimised titles on consoles as compared to PC. To find out more, head over to the post!

Via: Gamasutra.