PlanetSide and H1Z1 developer Daybreak Games has acquired Cold Iron Studios, the San Jose-based studio currently working on a console and PC game set in the Alien universe, the company announced.
Cold Iron Studios co-founder Craig Zinkievich will continue to lead the studio and the development of the Alien game—which promises to deliver “an action-packed, sci-fi shooter experience unlike any other game on the market”—and report to Daybreak Games CEO Ji Ham. The studio will operate independently, with Daybreak Games acting as a publisher providing marketing, as well as technical and operational support.
“We’re incredibly proud and excited to be part of the Daybreak family,” Zinkievich said in a press release. “Daybreak and Cold Iron share the same passion and long history for delivering action-packed multiplayer games for audiences worldwide. In combining our decades of experience developing and launching globally successful multiplayer titles, we’re destined to make great games together.”
Ham added, “We are delighted to have Cold Iron Studios join the Daybreak Games family and accelerate our next generation of growth. Strategic investments in highly talented and proven teams that have outstanding leaders and a track record of developing awesome online games is an important part of our growth and strategy for Daybreak.”