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Outriders dev People Can Fly snaps up Phosphor Games

Date Type Companies involved Size
April 27th, 2021 acquisition People Can Fly
Phosphor Games Studios
Not disclosed
Outriders dev People Can Fly snaps up Phosphor Games

Polish firm People Can Fly has acquired Chicago-based studio Phosphor Games.

No figure has been placed on the deal, but it will see Phosphor become People Can Fly Chicago. This is the company's second US-based outpost, following the establishment of a New York studio in 2019. The previous year, People Can Fly set up shop in the UK and opened a brand new office in Poland's Rzeszow.

“A new chapter opens for our team” Phosphor CEO Justin Corcoran said.

“We are very excited to be joining People Can Fly to open a brand new Triple-A studio – People Can Fly Chicago. Our goal is to strengthen PCF’s presence in the US and help build People Can Fly as a global brand.”.

People Can Fly CEO Sebastian Wojciechowski (pictured) added: “Taking over the Phosphor Games’ team is simply an execution of our strategy, announced during PCF Group’s recent IPO. With the variety of on-going projects, we need well-seasoned, ambitious professionals to bring our plans to fruition.

“Considering Phosphor’s team experience and quality I’m sure they will be a great addition to the PCF family and will facilitate our growth. Welcome on board.”

People Can Fly recently launched new shooter IP Outriders with publisher Square Enix. The title attracted 109.5k concurrent users on Steam following its release.


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