Today, video game publisher Rebellion Developments kicked off their 2018 statements by revealing they had obtained fellow British Developer Radiant Worlds for an undisclosed sum. The studio’s name has been altered to Rebellion Warwick, also it luckily seems like most of Radiant Worlds’ 70 employees are staying on board following the transition.
For all those of you who don’t know, Radiant Worlds was set in 2013 from Andrew Oliver, Philip Oliver, and Richard Smithies. For many years, the programmer worked using a free-to-play sandbox MMO branded SkySaga: Infinite Isles. Unfortunately, after publisher Smilegate pulled out of this job last August, evolution on SkySaga: Infinite Isles ceased. Not much has been heard about the company as then, before this purchase announcement now.
In accordance with Rebellion, founders Philip Oliver and Andrew Oliver will remain at Rebellion Warwick. Phillip Oliver commented about the purchase, and seems happy to have united Rebellion:
“We’ve understood the Kingsleys for many years and have always had tremendous respect for the company they’ve built. We know our core values of creativity, enthusiasm, and ambition have been represented by Rebellion, and we are eager to be a part of their amazing team. ”
Jason Kingsley, Co-Founder and CEO of Rebellion, also commented on the acquisition:
“To attract such wonderful individuals to the business, just after our 25th birthday, is very remarkable. It’s been a fantastic year for us and we have a whole lot of strategies to make 2018, 2019 and past larger and much more years for Rebellion.”
In terms of the near future of Rebellion Warwick, they will help in the growth of many future Rebellion titles, instantly launching work on Strange Brigade, a 1930’so called co-op shooter which was revealed last year. In the future, Rebellion Warwick will programmer titles in series like Sniper Elite, Evil Genius, also Battlezone.
DualShockers will be sure to let you know when some of Rebellion Warwick’s future jobs are introduced.