To help keep the company in business Starbreeze has started liquidating some of its assets and has this week sold Dhruva Interactive to Rockstar Games for $7.9 million. Swedish video game development company Starbreeze responsible for games such as Payday 2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons revealed earlier this year that the company required liquidity within the next 12 months to help keep the company afloat.
Daniel Smith, Studio Manager of Rockstar India, said in a statement:
“Dhruva Interactive has been a beacon of Indian game development for decades and we are excited to bring them into the Rockstar family. The addition of the Dhruva team to the existing talent at Rockstar India will expand the studio’s capabilities and reinforces our belief in and commitment to the local development community.”
Dhruva CEO and Founder Rajesh Rao added:
“Rockstar Games are the undisputed leaders of innovation and creativity in modern game development. Dhruva Interactive was founded with the aim of creating a world-class game development community in India, and so bringing the Dhruva team under the Rockstar Games label is further proof that we have succeeded in creating a talented team that can contribute to the best games in the world while helping to create a thriving local game developer community in India.”