Published on April 19th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Starbreeze Hits Payday, Acquires Overkill Software
It was announced today that Starbreeze Studios (Syndicate, The Chronicles of Riddick) will have a new baby brother. The two studios themselves have produced semi-popular titles, but could bring their powers together to generate something great. Overkill Software (PAYDAY: The Heist, Storm) saw recent success with PC and PlayStation title Payday: The Heist. These two could become a mighty force to reckon with.
Statement by Ulf Andersson, Creative Director OVERKILL Software
“Starbreeze and OVERKILL are two unique FPS studios. Starbreeze has graphical emphasis, and OVERKILL has total focus on innovative gameplay. Together we form a unique constellation of creative forces. With two strong technology platforms and extensive experience in major productions, we become an unbeatable team.”
Starbreeze currently has two titles in the works, P13 and Cold Mercury. While little is known about the titles, if anything, I’m sure we’ll be seeing more info drop closer to E3. With this acquisition, it also pokes at the thought of EA publishing more titles from the upcoming developer as we saw with Syndicate.