The creators of the free online action RPG Dauntless, Phoenix Labs, were bought by Garena (branch of Sea Limite, responsible for digital entertainment). The transaction has been finalised in recent days, as announced in a press release (published, among others, on All Games Delta). Further support for Dauntless is planned, as well as new ventures on the video game market (also on mobile platforms).
“Our partners at Garena have been our most steadfast supporters since the early days of Phoenix Labs, and we are excited to join forces with a global games leader. With this next step, we’re able to ensure that we can provide the best possible experience for Dauntless players around the world. We’re extremely excited about what the future holds for Phoenix Labs, as we continue to support our ever-growing Dauntless community and explore future games," said Jesse Houston, president and co-founder of Phoenix Labs.
Sea Limited is also satisfied with the cooperation. Its president, Forrest Li, considers Phoenix Labs one of the best studios in the industry.
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Phoenix Labs to the Garena family. Over the last few years, we have watched Phoenix Labs mature into one of the best development teams in the business and launch a hugely exciting title in Dauntless. We also know that they share our mission of making great games, creating the best teams, and putting players first. Our skills sets are highly complementary, and we see many exciting opportunities ahead that our teams can explore together,” reads the note.
Phoenix Labs was founded in 2014 by former Riot Games employees. The company currently employs over 100 people. Released in September last year, Dauntless (the version dedicated to Nintendo Switch debuted a few months later - in December) is the debut project of the team.
- Phoenix Labs - official website
- Garena - official website