Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Sold to 505 Games
Starbreeze Studios released Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons in late 2013 to some pretty stellar reviews and now it's selling the franchise.
The game that sold over 800,000 units worldwide has reached the end of its life at Starbreeze Studios as the company has sold the rights of the Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons IP to 505 Games. This story-driven puzzle-platformer cost 505 Games a hefty $500,000, Starbreeze announced on its website.
“The sale represents our final transition to the digital strategy. With Brothers we’ve created a strong and critically acclaimed IP, which we now feel can be best nurtured under a new owner," explained Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze AB. "Brothers will continue to generate awe and admiration for the great storytelling standard Josef Fares set under 505 Games watchful eye.”
On the flip side, Ian Howe, President of 505 Games, said, “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a remarkable game, one of the most affecting games of the last generation and one of which 505 Games has been very proud to be associated."
It seems that both companies are happy with this transaction as 505 has a new franchise and Starbreeze can now move on to make even more feel-inducing games with its freed up time.