Rebellion has announced that it has acquired the former internal development studio at Empire Interactive, Razorworks, and that the 30 staff will move across to Rebellion's own Oxford set-up.
CEO Jason Kingsley revealed that Rebellion had been keeping tabs on the progress of Razorworks for two years, since the company's previous acquisition from Empire of Strangelight: "We heard some very good things about the set-up, the team and their approach, which is very similar to our own," he said. "So, when we had the opportunity to buy the studio, we seized it with both hands."
And Chris Kingsley, CTO, added: "The Razorworks team will be joining us in the Oxford studio and will bring a raft of experience to our current and new projects. Razorworks will also be the focal point in expanding Rebellion's knowledge base and portfolio."
Rebellion was recently identified as one of the leading independent studios in Europe, and has been responsible for titles including The Simpsons Game and Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron. Razorworks, which was established in 1996, previously developed the Ford Racing series of titles for consoles.