Tarsier Studios Already Working On New IP Says Parent Company


Posted on March 7, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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For the now second game in the series, developer Tarsier Studios is planning to work on a new IP following Little Nightmares II. In the line of titles from the game studio, its latest entry is said to be the start for something grander from the team moving forward. In a recent earnings report from Embracer Group, the parent company of Tarsier Studios, the team is working on a new venture outside of Little Nightmares.

“After the quarter Tarsier studios game Little Nightmares 2 was published external publisher and was well received by its audience. Tarsier studios will, from now on, focus on creating new IPs,” reads the statement from the financial report. For those unfamiliar, Tarsier Studios became a subsidiary of Embracer Group following the acquisition made by THQ Nordic previously. In regards to Little Nightmares, the series is publisher by Bandai Namco.

In a separate statement from Embracer Group, the firm elaborates further on the new pursuit for Tarsier Studios, and transcribed by IGN.

I’m super-thrilled, and I spoke to the CEO of Tarsier the other day, and congratulated him [on] the critical success of Little Nightmares 2. It’s an IP they created, but it’s owned by Bandai Namco and published by Bandai Namco, so it doesn’t really have any significant commercial impact for us, even though if it does really well it could have some royalty revenues over time.

But I’m super excited about them achieving such a game again, because the first game was very well received, and this game looks as well received. Now, having that game created, they will move over to create new IPs, and I’m super excited, and that was the main reason we made this acquisition a bit over a year ago.

Lars Wingefors, Embracer Group CEO

For the sake of the new ambition from Tarsier Studios, it is left unanswered as to where the developer will lead for the new IP. As for the thriller platformer genre, it is already cemented that Tarsier Studios pioneered a new way of storytelling with Little Nightmares and its sequel.

In regards to Embracer Group previously, the firm recently merged operations with Gearbox Entertainment. However, the firm went to clarify that the relationship between 2K and the developer will not be squandered following the agreement. You can read the full report by heading here.

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Source: Embracer Group

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