Following its minority stake acquisition of Limbic Leisure in December 2020, Bandai Namco Leisure Europe has elevated its funding and bought a majority stake within the German developer, the corporate introduced. The acquisition will allow Limbic Leisure to take full benefit of Bandai Namco’s again workplace, and publishing and distribution experience.
“This funding is rather more than a strategic transfer for Bandai Namco,” Bandai Namco Leisure Europe CEO Arnaud Muller mentioned in a press launch. “With Stephan, Alex, and their groups, we share the identical values and fervour for video games. For the previous three years, we have now labored collectively on the creation of latest IPs. The primary sport Park Past will likely be launched in 2023 however there may be rather more to come back. This funding is simply the continuity of our current relationship, and we are going to assist Limbic turn into the brand new reference in technique and simulation video games.”
Limbic Leisure was based in Langen, Germany in 2002 by Stephan Winter and Alexander Frey, and has since developed over 20 titles. Its newest sport, Park Past, was introduced in August 2021 as its first sport in partnership with Bandai Namco. The studio is at present made up of 90 employees and has a number of unannounced titles in improvement.
Limbic Leisure co-founder and CEO Stephan Winter mentioned, “With Bandai Namco we’re very fortunate to have a associate who shares our objectives, values and dedication to develop wonderful titles. Working collectively up thus far has already proven the belief and mutual respect that characterizes our relationship. Solidifying this bond offers us the chance to up our sport—to plan much more ambitiously and convey Limbic Leisure to the subsequent degree.”