ZeniMax Media -- parent company to Bethesda Softworks, Arkane Studios, id Software and, most recently, Tango Gameworks
-- has been on an acquisition spree as of late. Today is no exception, as Develop
uncovered business records
revealing the recent purchase of Swedish developer Machinegames (ex-Starbreeze) after seeing tweets
from an alleged anonymous industry insider's Twitter account
. The company has seen brand renaming to "ZeniMax Sweden AB," which is way
less exciting of a name than Machinegames.
Little is known about the acquisition, or what (if any) games Machinegames had in development before being purchased, though Machinegames' website
describes the studio as "a developer of exciting AAA titles for next-gen platforms."