Rockstar Games has announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Andover, Maryland-based Mad Doc Software for an undisclosed amount.
The acquired company will now be called Rockstar New England.
"The team at Mad Doc Software is extremely talented," said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games.
"Bringing them within the Rockstar Games family will enhance our core technology and further support our commitment to creating progressive and innovative gaming experiences."
Established in 1999, Mad Doc Software most recently worked with Rockstar Games on the Xbox 360 version of Bully: Scholarship Edition.
"To be a part of Rockstar Games is an amazing opportunity for everyone here," said Dr. Ian Lane Davis, founder of Mad Doc and now studio head of the new Rockstar New England.
"We're eager to bring our expertise to bear in the character-driven, open-world stories that make Rockstar Games titles so uniquely compelling."