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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 CFO Sebastian Ahlskog steps down

Former Remedy CFO Mika Reini will hold the position temporarily while a permanent replacement is found

Starbreeze posts pre-tax profits of $2.9 million despite no new releases

Dead By Daylight rights sale “dramatically boosts profitability” as Overkill's The Walking Dead release finally draws closer

Starbreeze doubled revenue in Q1 on Dead by Daylight sale

The Swedish company narrowed its losses, invested $7.7m in Mohawk Games' 10 Crowns

StarVR files for $16.4m IPO in Taiwan

Virtual reality arm of beleaguered developer Starbreeze prepares to go public

Behaviour Interactive buys Dead by Daylight publishing rights

Developer acquires the game it made from its publisher

Starbreeze partners with Emaar Entertainment VR Park

Swedish developer provides four brand new experience for VR park in world's most visited shopping destination

Starbreeze plotting IPO for StarVR

Games firm confirms discussions with partner Acer for future of location-based virtual reality company

Starbreeze raises $30m in share sale after failure of Raid: World War II

Swedish publisher pledges a stronger marketing push for Overkill's The Walking Dead, and to accelerate production of Payday 3

Starbreeze cedes majority control of StarVR to Acer

The Swedish company will not have to honour the remaining $7.5 million it pledged to invest last year

Starbreeze up-lists to Nasdaq Stockholm

Leaving First North Premier exchange will increase its reach with potential investors

Starbreeze switches from Valhalla to Unreal for The Walking Dead

The engine it bought two years ago will become an Unreal plugin to retain "unique" dynamic world and gameplay generation

Payday 2, Dead by Daylight offset rising costs at Starbreeze

Costs up 50% in Q2, but revenue from core franchises was up year-on-year

Starbreeze appoints new head of corporate comms

Ann Charlotte Svensson will also lead investor relations, brings 20 years of experience to the role

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

Office details

  • Dragarbrunnsgatan 78B
  • Uppsala
  • 753 20
  • Sweden

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