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Volition alumni on building Shapeshifter Games in an era of layoffs and closures – GamesIndustry.biz

In a resilient comeback, former developers from the now-defunct Volition Games have rallied to establish Shapeshifter Games, a new co-development studio. With a focus on creating a more sustainable environment for developers, Shapeshifters can support bigger studios with a workforce during the peak developmental months and move their people to the next project afterwards.


Embracer to sell Saber, Star Wars: KotR remake dev, for $500M – VentureBeat.com

Embracer Group has made plans to sell Saber Interactive for a substantial $500 million to a group of private investors. Saber Interactive, known for its involvement in the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake, plans to operate as a privately owned company from its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Toys for Bob plans to go independent following Microsoft acquisition – VentureBeat.com

Toys for Bob, the studio known for Skylanders, Crash Bandicoot, and Spyro games, announced it is breaking free from its previous ties with Activision. Following Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision, Toys for Bob is now an independent developer, aiming to create new games and explore potential partnerships with Microsoft.


New AAA studio BulletFarm, led by ex-Call of Duty studio director David Vonderhaar, is making a co-operative, Unreal 5-based game – VG247.com

BulletFarm, a new AAA game studio led by former Call of Duty director David Vonderhaar, is developing a cooperative game based on Unreal Engine 5. The Los Angeles-based studio, under the banner of NetEase Games, aims to create an original universe emphasizing cooperative gameplay.