Starbreeze Studios was founded in 1998 in northern Sweden. In 2000 the company merged with O3 games and moved to south. The studio is now located in the university town of Uppsala, 60 km north of Stockholm and the office houses both development teams.
Starbreeze has a strong tradition of internal technology development. Its proprietary engine has appeared on most consoles since the Dreamcast and has ensured independence of the company through various platform transitions and many titles. So far Starbreeze Studio has had six games published and is currently developing a new game based on the Bourne franchise. The second project is a new installment of a classic EA franchise, the name of this project is yet to be disclosed.

Released titles:

  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

  • The Darkness (Xbox 360 & PS3)

  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (Xbox & PC)

  • Knights of the Temple (PC, GC, PS2, Xbox)

  • Enclave (Xbox & PC)

  • The Outforce (PC)

Recent articles about Starbreeze

Starbreeze signs System Shock 3

Swedish publisher investing $12 million, will take 50% of revenues after recouping money while Otherside Entertainment retains all IP

Starbreeze invests $8 million in Double Fine's Psychonauts 2

Swedish publisher will take 85% of revenue until investment is recouped, and 60% thereafter

Starbreeze launches indie publishing division

Studio will invest $300,000 in AntiSphere by Lion Game Lion

Starbreeze secures $9 million from Acer ahead of StarVR launch

Premium headset will ship in limited quantities this year, with full production scheduled for 2017

Starbreeze acquires full rights to Payday IP from 505 Games

Deal is worth $30 million stock, and Starbreeze has marked the occasion by removing microtransactions from Payday 2

IMAX, Starbreeze partner for VR

Theater company's location-based VR experiences will use StarVR headset for their "IMAX-like" field-of-view; Michael Bay exploring VR concepts

Starbreeze, Acer forming joint venture for StarVR headset

Payday studio skipping consumer market, aiming hardware at location-based entertainment and professionals

Starbreeze invests $750K in VR/AR studio

Freeform Labs is based in Santa Monica, working on VR title ElemenTerra

Starbreeze to open VR arcade hall in Los Angeles

"Project StarCade" to open by the end of this summer, content from third-party developers welcome

Starbreeze receives Smilegate investment

Partners with Korean game company to create Crossfire title

Starbreeze promotes CTO to management team

Emmanuel Marquez to focus on StarVR initiative

Strong Q2 and new CFO for Starbreeze

Results "very rare in the gaming industry, and outside the norm" says CEO

Overkill denounces sexist Payday video

Starbreeze CEO explains origins of controversial YouTube film, "did not portray our values"

Battlefield 3 designer Goldfarb joins Starbreeze

"I felt the best fit for me was Starbreeze and Overkill because they have a really interesting history"

Starbreeze: Syndicate was "a lost battle from the get-go"

CEO Mikael Nermark says still proud of reboot, hints at budget

Starbreeze set to acquire Overkill Software

Swedish studio to buy Payday: The Heist developer with 200 million new shares

Starbreeze: More To Life Than AAA

CEO Mikael Nermark on retaining Starbreeze's creative personality, the value of original IP, and the role of AAA in the studio's future

Starbreeze goes freemium with new project Cold Mercury

Syndicate developer also looking for distribution deal for P13 project

25 jobs cut at Starbreeze following Syndicate completion

Developer reduces headcount, board member steps down

Shooting Star

Starbreeze CEO Johan Kristiansson discusses project cancellation and the bright lights of Sweden's games industry

Office details

  • Dragarbrunnsgatan 78B
  • Uppsala
  • 753 20
  • Sweden

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