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Brothers IP sold to 505 Games

Suggests more entries in the series could be underway.

The IP for Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons has been sold to 505 Games, the publisher behind Starbreeze's familial adventure, for $500K.


Brothers sold more than 800K copies since it launched in September 2013.

Since its release, Brothers director Josef Fares founded a new studio entitled Hazelight Studios, which has partnered with EA to make some game teased with a video showing a couple of men riding in a train boxcar.

"The sale represents our final transition to the digital strategy," said Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson Klint. "With Brothers we've created a strong and critically acclaimed IP, which we now feel can be best nurtured under a new owner. Going forward, we will continue development focused on expansive design, a concept proven with the Payday-franchise. Brothers will continue to generate awe and admiration for the great storytelling standard Josef Fares set under 505 Games watchful eye."

President of 505 Games Ian Howe added, "Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a remarkable game, one of the most affecting games of the last generation and one of which 505 Games has been very proud to be associated. This acquisition reflects 505 Games' stated strategy of owning and controlling its own IP, and, moreover, IP that can contribute something meaningful to the world of interactive entertainment."

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