Starbreeze muses new IP buys after going all-in on Payday


Throughout a latest interview with IGN, Starbreeze CEO Tobias Sjögren stated the developer could strive its hand once more at buying IPs. It is one thing the studio is “positively taking a look at,” he stated, and comes as a brand new studio for the developer is opening within the UK.

Whether or not this implies the developer plans to personal IP to make video games for or simply purchase publishing rights is unclear, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a major turnaround for Starbreeze. In 2018, the studio developed The Strolling Useless: Overkill, which itself practically ended the whole firm.

The poor reception to Overkill resulted in Starbreeze scaling again and promoting off something it may to remain afloat, and it is relied on the Payday sequence (primarily Payday 2, as Payday 3 continues to be in growth) to drive its income.

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Earlier than Overkilll, Starbreeze had developed and printed video games based mostly on established franchises comparable to Lionsgate’s John Wick, Common’s Riddick, and Prime Cow’s The Darkness.

Returning to IP is likely one of the capabilities of Starbreeze’s new UK studio, which shall be run by Lawrence Bishop and Tancred Dyke-Wells. Sjögren instructed IGN that the duo shall be growing initiatives based mostly on a pair of newly acquired (however unspecified) IPs.

This previous August, throughout its monetary report for 2022’s second quarter, Starbreeze stated that past Payday, it was growing different IP, certainly one of which is predicted to launch in 2025.

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