ZeniMax Media Inc., which counts Bethesda Softworks and id Software among its subsidiaries, has acquired another software development company - MachineGames.
MachineGames, which is based in Sweden, is a recent brainchild of the development team who created titles such as http://www.trueachievements.com/The-Darkness-xbox-360.htm
(under the guise of Starbreeze Studios Ltd).
ZeniMax Media has been spending some serious cash lately. MachineGames is the fourth business to be acquired by the Group over the past 12 months!
Jeff Gustafsson, MachineGames CEO said of the acquistion:
Working with our new colleagues at id and the world class publisher, Bethesda Softworks, is a tremendous opportunity.
MachineGames has assembled a dedicated team that has extensive experience working together to produce quality games. We are excited to create a new AAA title for gamers on id Tech 5 that will push the game development envelope
His opposite number at ZeniMax Media explains the takeover decision:
MachineGames shares our passion for creating ground-breaking gaming experiences... We are excited to have these accomplished industry veterans join ZeniMax Media's group of world-class studios