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Bigben Interactive has acquired Greedfall developer Spiders for an undisclosed fee. The French studio is perhaps best known for titles such as Bound by Flame and The Technomancer, but its new owner says it will leverage the unit to “increase its know-how in the development of video games in the AA strategic segment”.

With so many independent teams getting snapped up by the likes of Microsoft and THQ Nordic of late, the publisher probably felt the need to swoop now. Fascinatingly, its most recent titles have all been published by Focus Home Interactive, so this will represent a shift for the RPG specialists. “We look forward to joining the Bigben group,” a freshly minted co-founder Jehanne Rousseau said.