Vertigo Games, the Netherlands-based VR development studio and publisher whose game library includes hit zombie survival shooter Arizona Sunshine, has recently announced the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of Force Field, which will become Vertigo Studios Amsterdam.
Force Field was founded in 2015. Since then, the studio has released several VR titles, including Landfall (a tactical action shooter game), Time Stall (a space puzzle game that lets you experiment with physics), and Coaster Combat (a roller coaster experience). Currently, Force Field developers are working on an unannounced AAA game based on a well-known IP. They will continue to do so in collaboration with Vertigo Games, which now owns all segments of Force Field’s business, as well as intellectual property rights.
“With multiple AAA VR game productions in the pipeline for the upcoming years, Vertigo Games continues to rapidly expand. Known for their AAA production standards and pioneering VR game development expertise, we are thrilled to welcome the Force Field team to the Vertigo Games family,” commented Richard Stitselaar, CEO at Vertigo Games.
Arthur Houtman, CEO of Vertigo Studios Amsterdam, added, “Today we enter a new phase of growth as part of Vertigo Games, who are not only one of the most successful VR game development studios, but also a leading VR publisher and part of the immensely diverse global Koch Media / Embracer Group, allowing us to fully leverage our company’s potential.”
This isn’t the first acquisition Vertigo Games has made. Earlier this year, the development studio and publisher acquired SpringboardVR, a leading provider of VR venue management software and the largest content marketplace for location-based entertainment (LBE). Both acquisitions are part of the company’s plan to become a global VR powerhouse.