UK developer and publisher Rebellion have today announced the acquisition of another UK development studio, Radiant Worlds.
Radiant Worlds was first founded in 2013 by industry veterans Andrew Oliver, Philip Oliver and Richard Smithies. There are 70 employees who have decades of experience in video games, which will only add to Rebellion’s impressive portfolio.
They will become Radiant Warwick, joining Rebellion Liverpool as a sister studio to the company’s headquarters in Oxford. They will begin work immediately on a number of products, including the already announced Strange Brigade. They will also commit to future projects based on Rebellion IPs such as Sniper Elite, Evil Genius, Battlezone. This acquisition ends a landmark year for Rebellion, who recently celebrated their 25th birthday in the games industry. Rebellion CEO and co-founder Jason Kingsley OBE stated:
To bring such great people to the company, just after our 25th birthday, is quite remarkable. It’s been a great year for us and we have a lot of plans to help make 2018, 2019 and beyond bigger and even greater years for Rebellion.
Philip Oliver, one of the founders of Radiant Worlds, is thrilled by the deal, adding:
We’ve known the Kingsleys for many years and have always had enormous respect for them and the company they’ve built. We know that our core values of creativity, passion, and ambition are mirrored by Rebellion, and we’re excited to be part of their amazing team.
Richard Smithies, Radiant Worlds’ outgoing Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, finally added:
We’ve managed to build one of the financially strongest and most talented development studios in the UK. I wish everyone now working with Rebellion every success for the future.
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