Saber Interactive has announced that they have acquired Bigmoon Entertainment, renaming them Saber Porto and putting them to work right away.
Based in Maplewood, NJ (which is most famous for being mentioned in a throwaway line in 2004 animated movie The Polar Express and also being the birthplace of TechRaptor writer Samuel Guglielmo), Saber Interactive has been behind several major releases. This year they put out both third-person co-op shooter World War Z and surprisingly ok movie tie-in game Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered. Saber Interactive also assisted with the Switch ports of Call of Cthulhu, Witcher 3, and Vampyr. CEO Matthew Karch had the following to say about the acquisition:
Saber is always on the lookout for teams with creativity, passion and expertise, and the crew at Bigmoon is a perfect fit for our culture and ambitions. Paulo and the new Saber Porto will help us access talent in yet another thriving region, expanding our capabilities as a developer for both third-party IPs and our own original franchises.
Bigmoon Entertainment, which is now known as Saber Porto, is based in Porto, Portugal and most recently put out racing game Dakar 18. They also made first-person sci-fi horror game Syndrome and action RPG Trapped Dead: Lockdown. Bigmoon was also responsible for the console ports of Lichdom: Battlemage and Alekhine's Gun. Game director Paulo Gomes had the following to say about the purchase:
We’re absolutely thrilled to join the Saber family. Having worked closely together in the past, we hold a deep personal respect and appreciation for the company’s forward-thinking leadership and well-rounded vision. We expect to triple our size by the end of 2020, ramping up in a big way to meet the needs of Saber’s ever-growing gaming roadmap.
Saber Porto is currently working on "two unannounced projects" that are being made for both consoles and PC.
How do you feel about this purchase? Do you think Bigmoon is a solid studio for Saber to grab? Excited to see what games they'll put out? Let us know in the comments below!