Tarsier Studios “will, any more, concentrate on creating new IPs”, doubtlessly spelling the top of its Little Nightmares collection.
Tarsier dad or mum firm Embracer Group revealed its Q3 earnings at this time, together with a bit on the Swedish studio. “After the quarter Tarsier studios recreation Little Nightmares 2 was printed [by Bandai Namco] and was properly obtained by its viewers,” reads the earnings report. “Tarsier studios will, any more, concentrate on creating new IPs.”
In a webcast to accompany the earnings, Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors went into extra element. “I am super-thrilled, and I spoke to the CEO of Tarsier the opposite day, and congratulated him [on] the important success of Little Nightmares 2. It is an IP they created, but it surely’s owned by Bandai Namco and printed by Bandai Namco, so it does not actually have any important business affect for us, despite the fact that if it does rather well it might have some royalty revenues over time.
“However I am tremendous enthusiastic about them reaching such a recreation once more, as a result of the primary recreation was very properly obtained, and this recreation appears to be like as properly obtained. Now, having that recreation created, they may transfer over to create new IPs, and I am tremendous excited, and that was the principle purpose we made this acquisition a bit over a 12 months in the past.”
Wingefors’ feedback do not outwardly say that Tarsier will not make Little Nightmares video games, however his point out of the collection’ possession by Bandai Namco (a competing writer), and his pointing to new IPs being the rationale for the acquisition appear to indicate it. It’s, after all, attainable that Bandai Namco might now hand the Little Nightmares IP to a brand new studio, given its success.
We have contacted Tarsier, Embracer, and Bandai Namco for remark.
Tarsier was acquired by Embracer Group (the prolific acquisition-focused holding firm that now owns the likes of Gearbox, 4A Video games, Volition, and plenty of extra video games corporations) in December 2019. Little Nightmares 2 had been introduced earlier that 12 months, implying that devlopment had already begun for Bandai Namco on the time of the acquisition.
We awarded Little Nightmares 2 a 7/10 evaluation, saying “There’s no doubting developer Tarsier Studios’ artistry and talent, however I hope for its subsequent undertaking it leaves these Little Nightmares behind and dares to dream greater.” Plainly might now be the case.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Govt Editor of Information, and he actually needs you to play Tarsier’s considerably forgotten VR recreation, Statik. It is incredible. Comply with him on Twitter.