Firesprite acquires Fabrik Games

The acquisition "occurred in connection with Firesprite joining PlayStation Studios," the announcement said

Firesprite has announced the acquisition of Manchester-based studio Fabrik Games.

The developer will join the PlayStation Studios group as Firesprite was itself recently acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The announcement actually clarified that the acquisition "occurred in connection with Firesprite joining PlayStation Studio."

Fabrik Games was founded in 2014 by Firesprite's managing director, Graeme Ankers. The two studios recently collaborated on PSVR horror shooter The Persistence, with Fabrik previously working on titles such as The Lost Bear and Filthy Lucre.

With this acquisition, Firesprite's headcount will reach 265 people.

Ankers commented: "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. We're looking forward to bolstering our creative talent as we continue on our journey to offer truly unique experiences for PlayStation fans."

Fabrik's studio head Errol Ismail added: "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."

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