505 Games is the new owner of the Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons franchise.
Having published the first game in the series in 2013, the company has now acquired the game and its related trademarks and domains for $500k from developer Starbreeze.
The sale represents our final transition to the digital strategy,” Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson Klint said. With Brothers we’ve created a strong and critically acclaimed IP, which we now feel can be best nurtured under a new owner.
Going forward, we will continue development focused on expansive design, a concept proven with the PAYDAY-franchise. Brothers will continue to generate awe and admiration for the great storytelling standard Josef Fares set under 505 Games watchful eye.”
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons has to date sold over 800k.
505 president Ian Howe added: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a remarkable game, one of the most affecting games of the last generation and one of which 505 Games has been very proud to be associated.
This acquisition reflects 505 Games’ stated strategy of owning and controlling its own IP, and, moreover, IP that can contribute something meaningful to the world of interactive entertainment.”