As per an official statement, both companies have “decided to go ahead and just get married.”
Following the release of Serious Sam 4, publisher Devolver Digital has announced its acquisition of developer Croteam. The relationship between both companies goes back a long way with Gathering of Developers publishing the first Serious Sam. When some members of the former went on to establish Devolver Digital, its first projects were HD versions of the first two Serious Sam games.
With his partnership – which the two companies refer to as a “marriage” – there’s quite a lot in store. This includes The Talos Principle 2, an original IP from Croteam and its incubator studios, and even more Serious Sam titles. Devolver Digital noted that Croteam would keep its creative freedom while the publisher “gets to keep making dumb recommendations that Croteam just ignores – we prefer it that way.”
For more details on Serious Sam 4, you can check out our official review here. Other projects that Devolver Digital has coming up include Flying Wild Hog’s Shadow Warrior 3, Wolfeye Studios’ Weird West and Ronimo Games’ Blightbound (which is currently in early access). Stay tuned for more announcements in the meantime.