Starbreeze has sold the Indian studio for $7.9m. The team will be contributing to different Rockstar games alongside Rockstar India.
Dhruva Interactive was founded in 1997 by Rajesh Rao. It became one of the leading studios in the country with a staff of 300 developers specializing in art and design. Over the years the company contributed to the development of many games, including Forza Horizon 4, Days Gone, Quantum Break, Prey 2, Sea of Thieves, and many, many others.
After the acquisition, the company will continue to work on existing client projects. The team will operate as part of Rockstar India ‘alongside 500 talented team members already working in Bangalore on Rockstar’s ground-breaking games’.
“Rockstar Games are the undisputed leaders of innovation and creativity in modern game development. Dhruva Interactive was founded with the aim of creating a world-class game development community in India, and so bringing the Dhruva team under the Rockstar Games label is further proof that we have succeeded in creating a talented team that can contribute to the best games in the world while helping to create a thriving local game developer community in India.”
Rajesh Rao, Dhruva CEO and Founder
Heartful congrats to all the amazing people at Dhruva Interactive and Rockstar India from 80 Level team!