The Rebellion Group has reached an agreement with SCi Entertainment Group
plc to purchase the staff and physical assets of Core Design.
The deal will see the Rebellion group acquire the Derby studios and staff of Core Design, who will continue to work with Eidos on a new project and will be re-named [Rebellion Derby]. The Core Design name and valuable IPs will be retained by Eidos. The acquisition forms an important part of Rebellion’s strategy to become one of Europe’s leading independent studios.
Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director of Rebellion said, "Core’s
development studio is one of the UK industry’s major success story’s and
we’re delighted to have completed the deal with Eidos. With Next-Gen with us
now, and the publisher requirements that brings, the studio’s talent and
innovation allows us to continue to compete at a global level."
Jason continues, "We’re in a position where our products such as Sniper EliteTM and Rogue TrooperTM are receiving critical acclaim and our reputation for innovative, quality products is in the ascendant. This acquisition is a major component in maintaining this progression, and
together with our business plan for 2006, it’s our goal to develop the Rebellion Group into one of Europe’s most successful independent studios."