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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:26am 05/11/10 | 5 Comments
Continuing their acquisition spending with the investment capital they were given, like so much pocket-money, ZeniMax has acquired Swedish development studio, Machinegames, which was founded by ex-Starbreez (Chronicles of Riddick) founder, Magnus Hogdahl, according to a report on Gamasutra.

The official Machinegames website states the newly founded studio's intention to "[create] AAA titles for next-gen platforms", and given the other recent acquisitions by ZeniMax, they'll likely get that opportunity with Bethesda's parent company. Machinegames joins the likes of id Software, Arkane Studios and Tango Gameworks under the ZeniMax Media brand.



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Dan
Posted 11:40am 05/11/10
Wow, another first person shooter developer. So that's id Software (Doom, Quake, RAGE, duh), Arkane Studios (Dark Messiah of Might and Magic), Bethesda Game Studios (Morrowind, Oblivion) and now Machinegames (Ridd***: Butcher Bay, The Darkness) as well as publishing for Splash Damage (Quake Wars, Brink)

Hope they don't end up stepping on their own toes with competing FPS titles and we see some solid staggered releases or some new genre variations.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 11:44am 05/11/10
one massive fps to end them all, developed by the lot of them!
d^
Posted 01:28pm 05/11/10
Pretty damn crazy.
ViscoS
Posted 01:39pm 05/11/10
Hopefully some pretty phenominal games actually come of this.
Door
Posted 01:41pm 05/11/10
Hahah That first paragraph made my head explode.

According to a report by Gamasutra, ZeniMax is continuing its acquisition trend with their initial investment capital, acquiring Swedish development studio - Machinegames. Machinegames was founded by-Starbreez founder, Magnus Hogdahl who bought us Chronicles of Ridd*** before departing the company.

Phew. Now i can relax.
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