Rebellion has announced the acquisition of the UK-based studio Radiant Worlds, which was going through some financial issues since the development of their latest project was halted unexpectedly. This is welcome news for the workers at Radiant, as Rebellion plans to keep all of its 70 employees and rebrand the studio as Rebellion Warwick. That would expand the company with a third branch, after Rebellion Liverpool and the headquarters in Oxford.
The problems of Radiant Worlds started when the publisher of their latest project, the MMO SkySaga: Infinite Isles, decided to stop supporting the game. With the future of their sole project uncertain, Radiant informed its employees that all positions in the company could be in threat and become redundant within the company. Thankfully, it seems like the studio was in good enough financial shape to stay afloat for some time while they were exploring other options, which has resulted in finding Rebellion as a partner. The most immediate projects for Rebellion Warwick include Strange Brigade, and contributions to new entries of Sniper Elite, Evil Genius and Battlezone.
Rebellion CEO and co-founder Jason Kingsley OBE has said: “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.”