Kabam has announced that it has acquired Fearless Studios, a developer founded by one of the major persons behind The Force Unleashed series in senior executive producer Haden Blackman. Both Blackman and former LucasArts director of engineering Cedrick Collomb will join the social game developer, along with everyone else at Fearless.
“The Fearless Studios team brings a wealth of talent and experience in creating outstanding, highly successful AAA titles across a range of genres,” said Kevin Chou, CEO of Kabam. “Their skills in game design, emerging technologies and proficiency in making the transition from 2D to 3D on consoles mesh perfectly with Kabam’s strategy. We’ll significantly strengthen our industry leadership as the online gaming market transitions to higher fidelity, 3D gameplay with our acquisition of Fearless Studios.”
“There’s no way we could pass up the chance to marry our vision for creating story-driven action games s with Kabam’s excellence in building great online franchises using their incredible infrastructure, distribution ability, and advanced analytics,” said Haden Blackman. “Joining the hardcore social gaming leader gives our team a once in a lifetime opportunity to forge a new paradigm for what players can experience in an online game.”