Starbreeze, developer of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, The Original Darkness, and most recently Syndicate, is to purchase fellow Stockholm-based studio Overkill Software.

The acquisition is pending approval from Starbreeze's shareholders but it looks like that's just a formality at this point. Overkill's official website now displays Starbreeze's logo prominently within its own. The fledgling studio was founded in 2009, and is best known for its downloadable multiplayer shooter Payday: The Heist.




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