Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Developer Fatshark Acquires Small Swedish Developer A Sweet Studio
Warhammer: Vermintide 2's Fatshark has announced its acquisition of fellow Swedish developer A Sweet Studio today.
Acquisitions happen fairly frequently within the gaming industry, and today saw another between two Swedish studios. Developer Fatshark recently found a ton of success with Warhammer: Vermintide 2, which surpassed 500,000 copies sold on PC in just four days, so they have been looking to expand. The yearning for expansion led to today’s acquisition of a small Swedish developer called A Sweet Studio.
In the past, A Sweet Studio has many focused on games for PC, Facebook, iOS, and Android. The studio’s current library includes titles like Scalpers: Turtle & the Moonshine Gang, One Final Chaos, and Candy Bandit. According to Fatshark, the nine developers who previously worked at A Sweet Studio have moved into Fatshark’s Stockholm offices and are already beginning work on additional content for Warhammer: Vermintide 2.
While this acquisition seemingly marks the end of A Sweet Studio’s autonomy in making new games, Fatshark does own the rights to all of the studio’s previous titles so it may be possible for the developers to return to those IP in the future. A Sweet Studio’s CEO Gustav Lind seemed pretty enthusiastic in his own comment about the acquisition:
“It’s great to be a part of such a successful studio, and be working on a great IP such as Warhammer.”
Meanwhile, Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund believes that A Sweet Studio was a solid acquisition for the growing Swedish developer to make, and is happy that the team has already started working on new Warhammer: Vermintide 2 content:
“We are happy to announce that we have acquired A Sweet Studio, that has great experience and will hit the ground running today which is the first day at the Fatshark office.”
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is currently available for both PC and Xbox One. If you want to pick up the PC version for yourself, you can currently do so on Humble Bundle.
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