The developer of Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium, has acquired Canadian studio Turbulent.
The two companies have been working together for almost 11 years already. This acquisition follows Cloud Imperium buying a 25 per cent shareholder stake in Montreal-based Turbulent back in 2020.
The studio's management will remain in charge of running the company. CTO Benoit Beauséjour and CEO Marc Beaudet are also becoming shareholders in Cloud Imperium.
No figure has been put on the acquisition.
“We enthusiastically welcome Turbulent to our family of studios, as an integral part of our Star Citizen development,” Cloud Imperium CEO and founder of CIG, Chris Roberts (pictured) said.
“Fundamentally, we recognize the shared cultural values and passions between our two companies, which have helped create a natural synergy and development pipeline for our joint projects over the past decade.”
He continued: “Benoit and Marc have been great partners since the very first days of our crowdfunding campaign and have been an integral part of all our successes these past 12 years, from supporting our crowdfunding campaign, to developing our e-commerce platform, to building our marketing and platform infrastructure, and now to actively contributing to the development of our games. As we approach some of our biggest milestones to date, we’ve never felt better equipped to realize the unprecedented ambition of Star Citizen and Squadron 42. We are on a unique journey and the Turbulent team have been with us every step of the way, sharing our relentless passion for making the best game universe ever. We could not be happier to welcome them to our CIG family of studios."
Beauséjour added: “After more than a decade of shared success, it was only natural that the next step be to join forces. The Montreal and Quebec gaming and tech industry benefit from this transaction, which serves to reaffirm the depth of talent to be found here. And we will benefit from the expertise of a huge global network of CIG talent while our studio team will now be able to work on projects that are international in scope.”