Krome Studios Acquires Melbourne House

KromeStudiosLogo.jpgFresh off its latest work in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, Aussie developer Krome Studios has today announced that it has acquired Atari’s former Australia-based development studio, Melbourne House. With the addition of Melbourne House, which will now be called Krome Studios Melbourne, Krome’s in-house staff now expands to nearly 300 large, clearly making it one of the world’s most prominent independent game studios. Krome Studios Melbourne will function as an extension to the company’s main headquarters in Brisbane.

“It’s an amazing time for us right now and we couldn’t be happier to welcome this new team to the Krome family,” said Robert Walsh, CEO of Krome Studios. “Acquiring the Melbourne House studio will allow us to continue to expand our company with additional seasoned talent, many who we also are great friends with, to help further grow our business and position ourselves as a world-class development studio working on both current and next generation projects.”

So what’s next from Krome Studios you ask? Well, the only officially confirmed title in development as of now is Hellboy (working title), which Konami will be releasing on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PSP sometime next year. However, Krome also has a number of other unnannounced current and next-gen projects in the pipeline. As soon as we know what these mystery games are, we’ll be back to let you know.

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