Eve Valkyrie studio gets new life under Sumo Digital's wing

Icelandic game company CCP dropped out of the VR business in late October, which meant the closure of its Atlanta studio and the need to sell it's Newcastle, U.K. office, the one responsible for EVE Online VR spinoff EVE Valkyrie. However, the new year brings good news for Newcastle, courtesy of developer Sumo Digital.

Sumo, which has worked on such titles as Crackdown 3, Hitman, and LittleBigPlanet 3, will pick up all 34 employees from the Newcastle studio as part of the deal with CCP. Newcastle joins Sumo's other teams in Sheffield and Nottingham, U.K., and Pune, India.

“As we continue to expand this was a great opportunity to bring an experienced, talented and tight-knit team on board,” Sumo Managing Director Paul Porter said in a statement.

Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games, was happy to see the team get a new home. ”Sumo Digital is a great home for the team in Newcastle. As we say goodbye to our former colleagues we know that they will do great things there, and we can’t wait to see what they do next,” he said in a statement.

Sumo offered no indication of what the Newcastle team's first project would be, but said that studio director Owen O'Brien would remain in charge.

Don't forget to follow us @NeowinGaming on Twitter to keep up to date with our gaming coverage!

Report a problem with article
1514931519_ajit-pai-net-neutrality-video
Next Article

FCC's Net Neutrality repeal is still not in its final form

1511054193_img_2962
Previous Article

Despite adjustment, iPhone X sales projections may still be too high

0 Comments - Add comment

Advertisement