Rockstar Games Buys India Studio Dhruva Interactive

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    The oldest video game company in India, Dhruva Interactive, has been purchased by Rockstar Games from Starbreeze Studios for $7.9 million. According to a post on the company's official website, Dhruva, which was founded by Rajesh Rao in Bangalore in 1997, "was India's first ever game development studio." Starting as a five-man team, the company grew to over 300 employees "specializing in every aspect of art and design." Since then, Dhruva has contributed to a number of high-profile, AAA games, including Arkane Studios' Prey, Insomniac Games' Marvel's Spider-Man, Rare's Sea of Thieves, SIE Bend Studio's Days Gone, and many more.

    Dhruva will now get folded into Rockstar India, which houses approximately 500 employees "already working in Bangalore on Rockstar's ground-breaking games."

    "Dhruva Interactive has been a beacon of Indian game development for decades and we are excited to bring them into the Rockstar family," said Rockstar India's studio manager Daniel Smith. "The addition of the Dhruva team to the existing talent at Rockstar India will expand the studio's capabilities and reinforces our belief in and commitment to the local development community."
    Source: gamespot

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