Starbreeze To Acquire Overkill Software
Posted on Thursday, April 19 @ 09:00:00 Eastern by Jessica_Vazquez
Swedish studio Starbreeze, responsible for The Darkness, Syndicate, and The Chronicles of Riddick franchise, will be acquiring Overkill Software, another Swedish developer behind Payday: The Heist.
Billed about June 15, 2012, the acquisition is based on the sale of 200 million new shares in Starbreeze, who will "implement an incentive program of 42.8 million stock options for employees of Overkill".
Work on expansions and sequels for Payday: The Heist, which has sold over 400,000 copies, is already on its way. Overkill's creative director Ulf Andersson sees this as a favorable collaboration:
Starbreeze CEO Mikael Nermark believes that this is the first step in building their name in the industry:
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