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Sumo Digital acquires EVE: Valkyrie developer

Sumo Digital acquire their fourth studio, CCP Games Newcastle.

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EVE: Valkyrie

Sumo Digital acquire their fourth studio, CCP Games Newcastle.

Sumo Digital has announced the successful acquisition of CCP Games’ Newcastle studio. The studio is most notable for its work on virtual reality projects such as EVE: Valkyrie, which was released on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift in 2016.

The acquisition means that Sumo Digital now have three UK studios – located in Sheffield, Nottingham, and Newcastle – plus another branch based in Pune, India.

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34 employees have made the move to Sumo Digital, and will remain based in Newcastle under the stewardship of studio director, Owen O’Brien.

Paul Porter, managing director of Sumo Digital, said in a press statement:

“As we continue to expand this was a great opportunity to bring an experienced, talented and tight-knit team on board.”

Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games, added:

”Sumo Digital is a great home for the team in Newcastle. As we say goodbye to our former colleagues we know that they will do great things there, and we can’t wait to see what they do next.”


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