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The Sumo Group, the parent company of Sumo Digital, the developer working on Crackdown 3, has acquired The Chinese Room, the developer behind Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and Dear Esther.

Followers of The Chinese Room, based in Brighton, will likely know that it’s been pretty tough for the studio over the past couple of months with many wondering what would be happening to the studio if they were to go under. Luckily, that won’t be happening anymore as the developer has been acquired by The Sumo Group.

The Chinese Room was founded by Dan Pinchbeck and Jessica Curry. Following the acquisition, Pinchbeck will be taking the role of Creative Director, while Curry will continue her journey independently as a composer.

The developer will operate as part of Sumo Digital, becoming the company’s fifth studio, four of which are based in the UK. Sumo’s plan is to invest in The Chinese Room and continue development on its current projects in collaboration with Sumo Digital.

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