Paradox Interactive announced that it will acquire Harebrained Schemes, the studio behind the recent PC hit BattleTech. Previously, Paradox published BattleTech on PC.
Paradox Development Studio is best known for the many PC strategy games the studio develops and publishes, which is why their new acquisition of Harebrained is such a natural fit for the two companies. Paradox will acquire 100 percent of Harebrained shares with the deal expected to close by Thursday, June 7, 2018.
"Harebrained Schemes have proven themselves as a world-class studio with a very talented team within a genre where Paradox wants to be present," said Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester. "In addition, we really like the studio, the people who run it, and their games; these are all absolute hard criteria for us in any acquisition."
Harebrained Schemes' President Mitch Gitelman added, "Our experience working with Paradox on Battletech was the best of our careers and proved to us that this was a company we would be proud to be a part of." Harebrained will have an internal management and creative teams after the Paradox acquisition.
Battletech is a strategy game part of the long-running sci-fi series of the same name. The game was met with critical acclaim, though it attracted angry commenters who were upset about the game's extensive customization system.
You can check our Battletech Review-in-Progress here which gives a brief glimpse into the complicated world of Battletech.