Outriders Dev People Can Fly Acquires Phosphor Games

Outriders developer, People Can Fly has acquired Phosphor for an undisclosed amount. It will now be renamed People Can Fly Chicago.

Outriders has been quite a commercial success despite it’s server issues during launch and catastrophic inventory wipe bug. The game listed among the top five paid games on the Microsoft Store despite being available on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It also topped Steam’s top sellers chart for two weeks running, only to be dethroned by the massively popular It Takes Two earlier this week.

Phosphor was one of the studios that came out from Midway, the creator of the original Mortal Kombat games in the 90s. This will be the seventh location that People Can Fly now operates from, with its headquarters in Warsaw, Poland. The studio is best known for 2011’s Awakened, a superhero based game.

“With the variety of ongoing projects, we need well-seasoned, ambitious professionals to bring our flans to fruition,” reads a statement from People Can Fly CEO Sebastian Wojciechowski. “Considering Phosphor’s team experience and quality, I’m sure they will be a great addition to the PCF family and will facilitate our growth.”

As for what lies in the future for Outriders, Creative Director at PCF, Bartek Kmita mentioned that there are still a lot of stories to tell, but they didn’t all fit into the main game. “We never said that we would abandon the game,” Kmita explained. “This isn’t a games-as-a-service, but if people like it, we will definitely be doing more things in the Outriders universe. We have so many more stories to tell, and a lot of ideas we want to explore that we couldn’t fit in the original game, so we’re happy to create more content in the future. Anything we would make would be in the form of significant expansions with self-contained stories.”In other acquisition news, Microsoft’s massive plan to buy Discord fell apart earlier this week. The tech giant was poised to acquire the PC video and gaming chat program for a reported price of $10 billion, however those negotiations have come to an end. According to sources speaking to The Wall Street Journal, negotiations have “ended without a deal, though it is possible they could be rekindled in the future.”

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