Ubisoft acquires Brawlhalla developer Blue Mammoth

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Ubisoft has acquired Blue Mammoth Games, the developer behind free-to-play fighting game Brawlhalla.

In a statement on its website, the Atlanta studio announced that it has been bought by the giant French publisher. Blue Mammoth’s co-founder Matt “Matterhorn” Woomer said: “As we grew up and up, we also began seeing the ceiling for a scrappy, never-say-die indie studio. We realized that to complete our plan and take this crazy game to the next level, we were going to need help. So we went out looking for a partner. And I don’t want to brag, but we succeeded beyond my wildest expectations. Long story short, Blue Mammoth Games is joining Ubisoft!

“So, what does this mean for Brawlhalla? Only good things. Blue Mammoth will continue to run the game just as we always have. The studio will grow (slowly, we don’t want to mess up the good thing we have here by growing too fast.) We will have more stability and more resources to improve the game and add new features (including some long overdue). We will get opportunities to raise Brawlhalla’s profile among gamers. And we’ll be able to confidently share a roadmap with you for the next years of Brawlhalla development.”

Brawlhalla is currently the most-played fighting game on Steam, as well as one of the most popular free-to-play games on the PlayStation 4. With Ubisoft’s considerable resources behind it, Blue Mammoth Games should be able to drive Brawlhalla further into the videogames mainstream.

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