Wargaming Snaps Up Fractured Space Dev Edge Case Games
Wargaming is continuing to increase its presence in England thanks to the opening of a studio in Guildford. According to GamesIndustry.biz, Wargaming has purchased Edge Case Games, most recently developers of Fractured Space that ceased production last month. The 32 employees of Edge Case Games will be moving into the Wargaming office to increase the staff size to 55 as it begins production on an as-yet unannounced MMO.
Fractured Space will remain open for the time being, though Edge Case Games revealed last month that it was stopping production on the game that features "mostly positive" reviews on Steam.
After long deliberation, the very hard decision has been made for us as a studio to move on from further development of Fractured Space; this will enable us to look towards new projects. Whilst no additional content, updates or patches will be released for Fractured Space, we do plan to keep the servers online for the foreseeable future, so everyone can continue to play the game in its current state, with all its current modes.
Wargaming's UK Product Director Sean Decker said:
Decker also says Wargaming UK is "not currently looking at any other acquisitions", instead planning to grow the Guildford office further through recruitment.
"We plan to grow the team over the next year to the size needed to build and run a world class F2P MMO, while continuing to work with other Wargaming teams, such as our Sydney studio," he said.