Saber Interactive has acquired Demons Age developer Bigmoon Entertainment for an undisclosed sum.
The company - best known for World War Z which bagged one million players in its first week - is rebranding the Portuguese studio as Saber Porto, and will be focusing on two new projects for both PC and consoles. The developer is known for Lichdom Battlemage, Alekhine’s Gun, Syndrome and Dakar 18.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to join the Saber family. Having worked closely together in the past, we hold a deep personal respect and appreciation for the company’s forward-thinking leadership and well-rounded vision,” said Saber Porto game director Paulo Gomes.
“We expect to triple our size by the end of 2020, ramping up in a big way to meet the needs of Saber’s ever-growing gaming roadmap.”
Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch continued: “Saber is always on the lookout for teams with creativity, passion and expertise, and the crew at Bigmoon is a perfect fit for our culture and ambitions.
“Paulo and the new Saber Porto will help us access talent in yet another thriving region, expanding our capabilities as a developer for both third-party IPs and our own original franchises.”
The World War Z creator sees its total employees' number close in on 600 worldwide with its acquisition of Bigmoon Entertainment. Saber Interactive, currently, has offices in five countries around the globe, Sweden, Spain, Russia, Belarus and Portugal.
In August 2019, Id veteran Tim Willits joined Saber Interactive as chief creative officer.