Manchester-based studio Fabrik Games has been acquired by Firesprite for an unknown amount. Fabrik Games will become a part of the PlayStation Studios group as Firesprite has itself been bought by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
“I’m delighted to announce that we will be bringing Fabrik Games and Firesprite together as part of our exciting next step with PlayStation Studios. They are a team of passionate and committed developers, led by industry veterans who have worked on many AAA franchises,” commented Graeme Ankers, MD of Firesprite.” We’re looking forward to bolstering our creative talent as we continue on our journey to offer truly unique experiences for PlayStation fans.”
“We have a history working and collaborating closely with Firesprite. There’s a huge amount of creative and cultural alignment already, and the entire team is excited to be on board. We can’t wait to show everyone what we’re capable of,” said Fabrik’s studio director Errol Ismail.
Founded by Graeme Ankers, Fabrik Games started its journey in 2014. Ankers, who is now the managing director of Firesprite said, he founded Fabrik with a vision to create, publish, and support new gaming experiences, which led to the studio releasing multiple indie titles.
As of recently, Fabrik Games partnered with Firesprite to develop a survival horror game, The Persistence. Fabrik’s previously worked on titles such as Filthy Lucre and The Lost Bear.
The acquisition of Fabrik Games is expected to strengthen Sony Interactive Entertainment’s portfolio of exclusive games. The buyout follows after Firesprite joining PlayStation Studios.
Firesprite has grown exponentially with this acquisition and now employs 265 people.
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