Oxford-based Rebellion announced this afternoon that they have bought the 70 person studio and will rename it, Rebellion Warwick. This will be Rebellion’s second satellite studio joining Rebellion Liverpool. The team will immediately begin work on some of Rebellion’s current projects including their next IP Strange Brigade.
Radiant Worlds was founded in 2013 by industry veterans Andrew Oliver, Philip Oliver and Richard Smithies. They found themselves in trouble last year after the game they were working on, SkySaga: Infinite Isles was unexpectedly shelved. The independent studio expected company-wide layoffs.
Rebellion, who recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, has developed and published franchises such as Aliens Vs Predator, Empire Earth, Rogue Trooper, and Sniper Elite. After a bumper 2017, in which they saw the commercial and critical success of Sniper Elite 4, Rebellion CEO and co-founder Jason Kingsley OBE is looking forward to the future.
Their next IP is the co-op shooter Strange Brigade. A 1930s era action adventure lets up to four players face off against hordes of enemies and will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC, although there is no set release date as of yet.
Richard Smithies, Radiant Worlds’ outgoing Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, commented on the acquisition “We’ve managed to build one of the financially strongest and most talented development studios in the UK. I wish everyone now working with Rebellion every success for the future.”