I noticed on GamesIndustry.biz today an article about how Bioware and Pandemic a planning to merge and create a new “super-studio”.
I’m a fan of both studio’s games. I enjoyed Full Spectrum Warrior
a lot and I’m a big fan of Bioware’s console RPGs. However the two companies seem an odd couple to be merging. Certainly the have both dabbled in Star Wars license games but other than that their product ranges seem very different. That perhaps that is what Elevation Partners saw in the deal. Two successful developers with quite different protfolios who would be stronger together than apart.
Pandemic also run a studio in Brisbane, Australia which makes the news interesting from an Australian development community persepective.