505 Games has acquired the Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons IP from Starbreeze for $500,000 (£330,804). The deal grants 505 Games ownership of the game as well as related trademarks and domain names.
505 Games says that the 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."
"The sale represents our final transition to the digital strategy," added 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."
505 has yet to announce its plans for the future of Brothers, but a sequel seems likely.
If a new game is green-lit, however, don't expect it to be headed up by the original game's director Josef Fares. Fares left Starbreeze to open his own development studio Hazelight last year, with its first title due to be published by EA.
"Brothers will continue to generate awe and admiration for the great storytelling standard Josef Fares set under 505 Games watchful eye," Klint added.