RuneScape maker Jagex has acquired Gamepires, the Croatian studio finest recognized for open world survival sport Scum.
Jagex goals to allow Gamepire’s crew of over 50 builders to arrange Scum, which has been in early entry since August 2018, for a full 1.0 launch.
“Constructing sport communities is the lifeblood of what we do at Jagex, and this shared ardour is why we’re delighted to welcome Gamepires into the fold,” mentioned Jagex CEO Phil Mansell.
“We consider within the imaginative and prescient of Tomislav, Andrej and their gifted crew who’ve constructed a powerful open-world survival sport, cultivated a extremely engaged group and grown a robust worthwhile enterprise. With our backing and the help of our Jagex Companions publishing crew, collectively we’ll make Scum a good better world success.”
Tomislav Pongrac, Artistic Director and co-founder of Gamepires, added: “Partnering with Jagex offers us the chance to take Scum to the subsequent stage. We’re extraordinarily excited to see how we are able to construct on every part we’ve achieved with Scum thus far and take the sport to its full potential.”
Gamepire marks Jagex’s second-ever studio acquisition; again in October we spoke to Mansell concerning the studio’s choice to buy US developer Pipeworks.
On the time, Mansell mentioned that Jagex goes to proceed on the lookout for acquisition companions, however acknowledged that the corporate is just not aiming to embark on a spree of shopping for up studios.
Final 12 months, Jagex noticed file revenues of £125 million pushed by RuneScape, which additionally noticed its highest-ever variety of paying gamers in 2021.