Talk about a weird headline, am I right? It was only recently that Sony revealed they had purchased Firesprite Games, to help bolster development for all of PlayStation Worldwide Studios.
Today, Firesprite announced it has acquired the Manchester-based studio Fabrik Games. Founded in 2014 by Firesprite’s Graeme Ankers, the vision behind the studio was to create, support, and publish gaming experiences out of Manchester, with the inclusion of indie titles.
The most recent collaboration between the two focused on delivering The Persistence. Now, the two will join and Fabrik will play a key role in strengthening SIE’s catalogue.
“I’m delighted to announce that we will be bringing Fabrik Games and Firesprite together as part of our exciting next step with PlayStation Studios,” said Graeme Ankers, Managing Director, Firesprite. “They are a team of passionate and committed developers, led by industry veterans who have worked on many AAA franchises. We’re looking forward to bolstering our creative talent as we continue on our journey to offer truly unique experiences for PlayStation fans.”
Following the news of the acquisition, studio head Errol Ismail said “We have a history working and collaborating closely with Firesprite,” he says. “There’s a huge amount of creative and cultural alignment already and the entire team is excited to be on board. We can’t wait to show everyone what we’re capable of.”
With this acquisition, the total headcount after joining the two studios together is 265 people as of September 29, 2021.