German publisher 10tacle has acquired Hungarian games developer Stormregion.Stormregion is currently developing Codename Panzers: Cold War, which is being distributed by EA. But more important for its new owner is that the acquisition gives the publisher access to Stormregion's Gepard development tool for next-gen games which can be used in future 10tacle games.
10tacle already has a number of studios around the world, including sites at Hanover, Duisburg, London, Charleroi, Bratislava, Budapest and Singapore - but the Hungarian move sees it follow Crytek who just two weeks ago announced the opening of a new studio in the country, and Eidos and Ubisoft who also have teams there.
“Qualified growth is one of the goals we set for ourselves for 2007. Incorporating Stormregion into the 10tacle Studios Group is consistent with our close cooperation with the company, as this provides us with another highly qualified studio that meets all the demands of state-of-the-art game development, while also making its own technological contribution to the Group,” said Michele Pes, CEO of 10tacle.
“Our goal is to become the market leader among independent development studios. The acquisition of Stormregion brings us another step closer to this goal."