World of Tanks giant Wargaming has acquired Edge Case Games, the developer of Fractured Space.
The 32-person team is to become part of Wargaming's brand new UK operation, based in Guildford. There they will be tasked with working on an unannounced MMO project for the military free-to-play specialists.
No figure has been placed on the deal.
“We are very excited to become part of the world-renowned Wargaming, creating an expanding studio in Guildford,” Edge Case boss James Brooksby (pictured) said.
“We have built a great team with lots of relevant experience, who can’t wait to get their teeth into starting work on a big new ambitious game backed by the might of Wargaming.”
Wargaming UK product director Sean Decker added: “We’re happy to welcome Edge Case Games to the Wargaming family. They’re a talented team and with their free-to-play expertise, we know they will be a perfect fit for Wargaming and our as of now unannounced project. We are also looking to expand the UK team, across all disciplines.”
Edge Case Games was founded in 2014 and launched Fractured Space in 2016. The firm announced it was halting work on that project at the end of October.
Wargaming's new UK venture was announced in September, with Decker telling PCGamesInsider.biz that the studio will be focused entirely on new IP. At the time, the product director said the plan was to grow the core team to 25 - though the firm boasts a much higher staff count at the time of writing.