Team Sonic Racing Developer Acquires The Chinese Room

The Chinese language Room, the developer behind Expensive Esther and Everyone’s Gone To The Rapture, needed to lay off its staff final 12 months after “monetary pressures and well being points.” Whereas Co-founder Dan Pincheback did not come out and name it a studio closure, it certain appeared like one. Nevertheless, it appears like The Chinese language Room has returned.

Sumo Digital, the developer behind Crew Sonic Racing and Little Huge Planet three, have acquired the studio. Sumo Digital informed GameIndustry.biz, that the rationale behind the acquisition was in order that The Chinese language Room might “proceed to create the distinctive, progressive video games they’re identified and beloved for.”

Pincheback wrote up a new blog on The Chinese language Room’s web site, commenting on the acuqisition, urging readers to “watch this house” for information sooner or later:

And eventually, however maybe most significantly: sure, we’re speaking to a spread of potential companions a few new title. One thing greater, one thing that becoming a member of Sumo permits us to pursue as a result of abruptly, we’re a part of a household of builders with a decade and a half of expertise in making all types of video games, and making them rather well. One thing that takes a extra conventional recreation style – no, you don’t get to know what simply but – and lets us spin our worlds and tales on prime of that. It’s going to be very, very thrilling.
So watch this house. We’re going to begin gently including new faces to the crew as we push via prototyping, and I’m so joyful to know we’ll be becoming a member of the superb expertise of each Sumo and our native community of studios in Brighton – the place so many cool issues are occurring proper now

For extra on The Chinese language Room, you may try our review of Everyone’s Gone To The Rapture.


Supply: Gameinformer