Representatives from German publisher 10tacle Studios have announced that the company has gained a majority share in Belgian development studio elseWhere Entertainment, changing the developer’s name in the process to 10tacle Studios Belgium.
The key members of elseWhere's 22-person team, including CEO Yves Grolet, have a long history in the game industry, and are best known for their work at Belgian developer Appeal, creating the Infogrames-published 1999 PC arcade adventure Outcast
and using an innovative mix of polygon and voxel-based graphics. The developer has recently been working on its new “Neo Reality” engine for the PC and current and next generation consoles, which is understood to be a major reason for 10tacle's acquisition.
"The investment in elseWhere is a big step for the future of 10tacle Studios. It is very important for us that thanks to our subsidiary 10tacle Studios Belgium we now have access to a high-end engine which we can use for our upcoming projects. Yves Grolet's team has done an excellent job by developing the "Neo Reality" engine and we are proud that we can now together continue to work with this new technology", said Michele Pes, CEO of 10tacle Studios.
"The fact that we've entered into the 10tacle group means, for elseWhere, that we will get access to the necessary resources needed to develop state of the art next-generation games", echoed Yves Grolet, managing director of elseWhere Entertainment.