Dambuster Studios

Deep Silver Dambuster Studios Ltd. is a British video game developer based in Nottingham, England. The studio was set up by Deep Silver on 30 July 2014 to take over the development of Homefront: The Revolution from Crytek UK, which was closed later that same day, transferring all of its employees to Dambuster Studios.

Deep Silver Dambuster Studios Ltd.
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
PredecessorCrytek UK
Founded30 July 2014; 6 years ago (2014-07-30)
Headquarters,
England
ProductsHomefront: The Revolution
Number of employees
140 (2019)
ParentDeep Silver
Websitedsdambuster.com

HistoryEdit

Dambuster Studios was founded on 30 July 2014. Its predecessor, Crytek UK (formerly known as Free Radical Design), was a subsidiary of Crytek. Crytek in 2014 suffered a financial crisis due to internal structuring, and was unable to pay wages to the staff members at the UK studio. The company at that time was working on Homefront: The Revolution, but Crytek decided to sell the franchise to Deep Silver and closed down the studio. Most of its staff members were moved to Dambuster Studios, a studio founded by Deep Silver, in accordance with British law,[1] to continue Homefront: The Revolution's development. Dambuster Studios is the third Deep Silver in-house development team, following Volition and Fishlabs.[2][3] By August 2019, Dambuster had taken over the development on Dead Island 2 from Sumo Digital,[4] and had 140 employees.[5]

Games developedEdit

Year Title Platform(s) Notes
2016 Homefront: The Revolution[6] Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
2021 Chorus[7] Stadia, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X Assisted Fishlabs
TBA Dead Island 2[8] Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Futter, Mike (30 July 2014). "Deep Silver Buys Homefront, UK Staff To Transfer To New Dambuster Studio, Crytek USA Scaled Back". Game Informer. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ Sarker, Samit (30 July 2014). "Deep Silver buys Homefront from Crytek, moves Homefront: The Revolution to new studio". Polygon. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  3. ^ Pereira, Chris (30 July 2014). "Crytek No Longer Developing Homefront, Sells Rights to Publisher Deep Silver". GameSpot. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Deep Silver Dambuster Studios takes over Dead Island 2 development". Gematsu. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  5. ^ Wingefors, Lars (27 August 2019). "THQ Nordic Annual Report 2018/19" (PDF). Cision.
  6. ^ "Dambuster Studios using public faces for new Homefront characters". BBC. 23 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Chorus : Un Space Combat Shooter annoncé sur Xbox One et Xbox Series X". Xboxygen (in French). 7 May 2020. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  8. ^ August 2019, Heather Wald 14. "Dead Island 2 has another new developer, but at least it's still happening". gamesradar. Retrieved 22 August 2020.

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