Ubisoft has announced it’s acquired Blue Mammoth Games and has stated its commitment to hit free-to-play fighting game Brawlhalla. Blue Mammoth officially released Brawlhalla on PC and PlayStation 4 in October 2017. Since then, it’s become the most-played fighting game on Steam and one of the most downloaded free-to-play titles on PS4.
Blue Mammoth Games is a 21-person studio based in Atlanta. With Brawlhalla, it has had big success in the esports market, with the number of players continuing to grow throughout its second and third seasons. “The team at Blue Mammoth Games is expert at developing and running scalable, competitive, multiplayer online games, and they’ll be a great addition to Ubisoft’s network of studios,” said Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft NCSA.
Brawlhalla is a platform fighter where up to eight players can battle it out online or locally. There is a free-for-all game mode, ranked matches, and the ability to make custom rooms for your group of players. There are more than 30 playable characters to choose from, each with unique moves, abilities, stats, and weapon combinations.
Ubisoft is affirming its commitment to Brawlhalla with this acquisition and promising to expand the game’s online reach. “We’re looking forward to leveraging Ubisoft’s expertise and resources to continue developing and supporting Brawlhalla for the long term, and to benefiting from their help in bringing the game to new players,” said Matthew Woomer and Lincoln Hamilton, the founders of Blue Mammoth Games.