Manchester-based studio Fabrik Games, known for their VR horror Persistence, joined the PlayStation family. It was acquired by Firesprite, which is owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Firesprite announced the agreement September 29. Fabrik Games will play a “key role in the studio’s efforts to strengthen SIE’s catalog of exclusive games.”
“We look forward to building our creative talent as we continue our journey to deliver truly unique experiences for PlayStation fans,” said Firesprite Managing Director Graeme Ankers.
The acquisition brings the total workforce of the studio to 265 people.
Sony bought Fireesprite earlier this month to bolster its catalog outside of the core genres of PlayStation Studios. The studio helped the Asobi team create The game room. In 2014, Graeme Ankers founded Fabrik Games, whose portfolio includes games like Persistence, Dirty Lucre, and The lost bear.