Today Ubisoft has announced that they have acquired Blue Mammoth Games, who are known for developing the popular multiplayer game Brawlhalla. The full Brawlhalla release was during last October, and Ubisoft has stated that they are committed to maintaining its growth. It is currently the most-played fighting game on Steam, and of the most popular free-to-play titles on PlayStation 4.
Blue Mammoth Games currently contains twenty-one employees and is based out of Atlanta. Ubisoft has plans to expand Brawlhalla’s online reach through using their own expertise and resources. This continued development could mean various changes to Brawlhalla will come in the near future. Ubisoft has expressed interest in bringing new players into the game, and expects a large user expansion will occur out of their help. Those at Blue Mammoth Games seem ecstatic about this merge, and it’s easy to see why given what is being promised. Brawlhalla is currently intertwined with the esports market, and has served a total of three seasons. With experience in running a successful competitive multiplayer game, this once charming indie title is shaping to become one of the most popular multiplayer games within the foreseeable future.
Players of Brawlhalla enter an arena of up to eight other players, where they battle it out in local co-op or online. Between ranked matches and free-for-all, the autonomy granted to players allows them to create custom rooms for the group playing. There are currently more than thirty playable characters to choose from, all that contain unique weapon combinations, abilities, and movesets.