The Fever Pitch team, led by Eric Peterson, previously worked with Warthog on Starlancer, an award-winning first-person space combat game published by Microsoft. The business is self-funding and already has a contract to develop a top title game associated with a well-known franchise, with a premium publisher. Fever Pitch will be re-branded as Warthog Texas, with Eric Peterson remaining as Studio President.
Commenting on the acquisition, Ashley Hall, CEO of Warthog said:
"This is a significant acquisition for Warthog. Most of our customers are American and it is strategically important for us to have a presence in the US. Fever Pitch matched our operational as well as strategic criteria. Eric and his team of talented developers have a successful track record and strong links to major publishers. I expect this acquisition to be earnings enhancing for Warthog immediately. I welcome our American counterparts and hope the future of Warthog Texas grows from strength to strength."
Eric Peterson, Studio President added:
"Fever Pitch was founded with a commitment to developing products of the highest quality, and with an attention to detail unparalleled in the industry. It is an honour to be joining a company that shares these same ideals. Warthog and Fever Pitch Studios both have a proven track record of success and together we will continue to lead the way in the world of interactive gaming."