Aspyr Beamdog

Aspyr Acquires Edmonton-based Beamdog

Embracer Group’s Aspyr has announced they’ll be acquiring Canadian developer, Beamdog.

“Beamdog is a tremendously talented group that we’ve admired for a long time,” said Aspyr CEO Ted Staloch in a statement. “Their development philosophy and studio vision are perfectly aligned with ours. We look forward to seeing them realize their ambition with MythForce while maximizing the long-term potential of an incredible archive of classic games.”

Beamdog has previously worked on Enhanced Edition re-releases of older titles such as Baldur’s Gate, Planescape, and Neverwinter.

Beamdog CEO Trent Oster said, “This acquisition will open up a ton of exciting opportunities for us. Beamdog can now focus our talent, efforts and imagination on building the great games we want to play while properly looking after established fan-favourite RPGs. Beamdog’s first original IP is a fun-filled start to our studio’s next chapter.”

With this acquisition, Aspyr also obtained the publishing rights of Beamdog’s upcoming game, MythForce, which is launching in early access on April 20th.