Vivendi confirms Swordfish acquisition

June 15th by Johnny Minkley

Acquisition-hungry VU Games has confirmed its purchase of UK developer Swordfish Studios – as exclusively revealed by MCV earlier this week.

The US publisher plans to retain the Birmingham-based outfit’s 45-strong staff, with MD Trevor Williams (pictured) continuing to run operations, reporting to VUG product development boss Peter Della Penna. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

“Swordfish Studios has emerged as a strong creative force with an experienced and talented group of professionals,” said Bruce Hack, CEO of VU Games. “Our acquisition of Swordfish further builds VU Games’ internal development capabilities.”

Swordfish was the recipient of the New UK Studio accolade at MCV sister publication Develop’s Industry Excellence Awards last year.

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