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Starbreeze acquires remaining shares in Payday Productions LLC, consolidates the PAYDAY IPs

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Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, today announced its acquisition of the majority interest in US company Payday Productions LLC, a movie SPV company in Nevada, for a consideration of 330,000 USD (approximately 2.73 MSEK) in cash.

Previously, Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze, and Ulf Andersson, a former creative director of Starbreeze, have agreed to transfer their direct and indirect minority interests in Payday Productions LLC to Starbreeze without remuneration, subject to Starbreeze acquiring the external majority.

After the transaction, Payday Productions LLC becomes a wholly owned subsidiary within the Starbreeze Group subject to a long-term agreement being concluded in line with movie industry practice. Starbreeze expects to complete the long-term agreement and consume the acquisition during July 2015.

After the Payday Productions LLC acquisition, there will no longer be any significant immaterial property rights relating to the Payday franchise that is not held exclusively by the Starbreeze group.

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The 24th and 25th DLC for PAYDAY 2, “The Golden Grin Casino Heist” and “Sokol Character Pack” launched on Steam June 25th

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Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, today announced the 24th and the 25th DLC for PAYDAY 2, titled “The Golden Grin Casino Heist” and “Sokol Character Pack” respectively, successfully launched on Steam on June 25th. The DLC’s are available for purchase at $ 6.99 / € 6.99 and $ 4.99 / € 4.99 on PC through Steam and other digital distribution channels. The DLC’s features:

The Golden Grin Casino Heist

  • A heist taking place in Las Vegas at the Golden Grin Casino
  • A new song written by Simon Viklund, titled “Dead Man’s Hand” to be featured in the heist
  • A new weapon called the Cavity 9mm rifle with accompanying weapon modifications
  • Four new masks, materials and patterns for player to customize their characters with
  • Five new achievements for players to complete together with their friends

Sokol Character Pack

  • A new crew member called Sokol, the first Russian member of the PAYDAY gang
  • A new weapon called the Valkyrie assault rifle with accompanying weapon modifications
  • A new melee weapon, Sokol’s hockey stick
  • And finally Sokol’s new mask
 Download the pressrelease: 2015-06-25 Starbreeze announces the Golden Grin Casino Heist and Sokol Character Pack

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Starbreeze announces its 2nd publishing deal and invests 2 MUSD in Behaviour Interactive’s upcoming game Dead by Daylight

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Starbreeze AB, one of Sweden’s leading independent game developers, today announced its agreement with Canadian based studio Behaviour Interactive in regards to the upcoming game Dead by Deadlight with a 2 MUSD investment, Starbreeze finances game development and receives 50% of royalties for the lifetime of the game, while Behaviour Interactive retains 100% of the intellectual property rights.

Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game in which one crazed killer hunts four friends through a terrifying nightmare. Players take on the role of both killer and survivors in a deadly game of cat and mouse. It’s a Mature Gamer take on the thrills of Hide & Seek!
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Frågor och svar om att omvandla A-aktier till B-aktier

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These corporate news are only available in Swedish.

 Ladda ner blankett för omvandling av aktier: Blankett omvandling av aktier_Starbreeze_20150626

 

Q:        Vad behöver jag göra för att omvandla A-aktier till B-aktier ?

A:           Är dina aktier direktregistrerade skriver du till Starbreeze AB och begär att få omvandla A-aktier till B-aktier. Är dina aktier förvaltarregistrerade eller ligger i en kapitalförsäkring, ber du din förvaltare eller försäkringsföretag att omvandla dina aktier åt dig.

Q:          Vad ska anmälan innehålla och finns en blankett?

A:           Det finns ett anmälningsformulär att ladda ner här: Blankett omvandling av aktier_Starbreeze_20150626. Det går även bra att skriva en egen anmälan. De uppgifter som behövs är:

  • Ditt namn, adress och personnummer
  • Antal aktier du vill omvandla
  • VP-konto
  • Kontoförande institut (din bank eller fondkommissionär)

Anmälan ska undertecknas och skickas till Starbreeze AB, Investor relations, Box 7731, 103 95 Stockholm. Eftersom vi behöver undertecknad anmälan i original går det inte att skicka anmälan med e-post.

Skicka även en kopia på anmälan till din bank eller fondkommissionär så att de är förberedda på bytet av aktier på ditt VP-konto.
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Starbreeze brings in highly skilled Los Angeles team, acquires narrative talent and tools as well as new IP – The Hunt

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Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, staffs up its Los Angeles Studio with a team of 20 highly skilled developers, through the acquisition of Orange Grove Media and its owners. The total consideration of the acquisitions amount to 3.6 million B-shares in Starbreeze, equivalent to approx. 7.2 MUSD (59.4 MSEK).

Team members are a highly skilled group of industry veterans where the Point of Origin team will primarily work on OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. The Point of Origin team is made up of a group of AAA Senior FPS Developers with over 100 years of combined Game Development experience. Additionally, the LA Narrative Team brings in a group of story tool and narrative specialists, adding invaluable expertise in game story telling. The Narrative will be lead by Almir Listo, Global Brand Director at Starbreeze.

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Starbreeze showcases StarVR experiences, OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead and PAYDAY 2 at E3, June 16 – 18

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Starbreeze AB, Sweden’s independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, brings its newly announced StarVR technology and its games OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead and PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition to the West Hall Lobby of the Electronic Entertainment Expo between June 16-18 in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

In collaboration with Skybound and 505 Games, E3 visitors will be able to experience the StarVR-powered OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead demo version of the game.

In the OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead booth #F5B, E3 visitors will be able to experience the StarVR powered demo version of the game.

At the PAYDAY 2 booth, #F5A OVERKILL and 505 Games will showcase the PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition as well as the upcoming DLC The Golden Grin Casino Heist to be released June 25. Celebrating The PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition release on the North American market on June 16, visitors will be able to take part in activities at the booth throughout the convention. The 12 demo stations will feature a first hand preview of the upcoming Golden Grin Casino Heist DLC.

 
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Starbreeze brings the PAYDAY-franchise to mobile devices with strategic 1.4 MUSD cash investment in Cmune

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Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, today announced the PAYDAY-franchise’s first appearance on mobile devices. Partnering with Cmune, a mobile games specialist, the company will focus on creating a licensed, brand new PAYDAY experience tailored to mobile.

Starbreeze will maintain ownership of IP. In addition to commissioning Cmune as games developer, Starbreeze acquires 6.3% of the mobile specialist, bringing Starbreeze’s total investment to 1.4 MUSD.

505 Games, Starbreeze’s publishing partner for the overall PAYDAY-franchise, will be the co-publisher of the mobile game.

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Starbreeze reveals the StarVR project, aims to become one of the leading experts and publishers in entertainment VR

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Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, announced today its virtual reality initiative with the launch of Project StarVR. The company also announced its acquisition of the French company and VR engineering firm InfinitEye earlier today.

“Starbreeze’s vision is to become a leader in the entertainment industry by delivering world class experiences. The landscape of entertainment is transforming and we strongly believe VR will be a big part of the story of our industry going forward. Our StarVR aims at bringing the next generation entertainment experiences to reality”, said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze. “By immersing ourselves into the VR field, we aim to learn fast, position Starbreeze for the future and allow people to enter into new worlds.”

Presskit: StarVR Press kit for download

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Starbreeze launches VR venture with the acquisition of InfinitEye

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Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, today announced its virtual reality (VR) initiative with the acquisition of French company InfinitEye VR SAS for a consideration of 2.0 MUSD (equivalent to approximately 16.4 MSEK) in cash. InfinitEye is developing a VR Head-Mounted-Display (HMD) with a uniquely wide field-of-view and high resolution image.

Starbreeze has formed the Project StarVR, where InfinitEye’s hardware expertise and capabilities are combined with Starbreeze game and entertainment software development skills. The project places Starbreeze in a unique position to develop VR experiences with an integrated vision. By committing to be a fully integrated party supporting the Steam OpenVR framework within Starbreeze proprietary game and entertainment industry engine Valhalla, Starbreeze aspires to become one of the first VR publishers parallel to being the go-to catalyst for publishing titles on the Steam platform.

Presskit: StarVR Press kit for download

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Starbreeze AB: Kommuniké från extra bolagsstämma, 12 juni, i Starbreeze AB (publ) samt tillträde av förvärv och ökning av aktiekapitalet

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Extra bolagsstämma i Starbreeze AB (publ) har hållits klockan 17.00 den 12 juni 2015 i Stockholm. Nedan följer en sammanfattning av beslut tagna vid stämman. Fullständiga detaljer avseende besluten framgår av beslutsunderlagen till stämman, se bolagets hemsida www.starbreeze.com.

Beslut om förvärv av spelmotorn “Valhalla” genom dels dotterbolags vederlag i form av kapitalandelslån, dels moderbolagets apportförvärv av lånereversen

Stämman beslutade med erforderlig majoritet att godkänna styrelsens beslut den 29 maj 2015 om att emittera 3 330 000 aktier före den nu registrerade fondemissionen mot tillskjutande av apportegendom. Vidare godkändes som ett förberedande led inför apportförvärvet att dotterbolaget Starbreeze IP Lux S.à.r.l. mot vederlagsrevers förvärvar alla rättigheter avseende en cloudbaserad spelmotor med projektnamnet “Valhalla”. Den apportegendom som tillskjuts för de nya aktierna utgörs således av denna vederlagsrevers, vilken baserad på börskursen inför emissionsbeslutet den 29 maj 2015 motsvarade cirka 74,6 miljoner kronor, samt baserat på stängningskurserna igår den 11 juni 2015 motsvarade cirka 79,3 miljoner kronor.

Efter dagens extra bolagsstämma är förvärvet av spelmotorn från Valhalla S.à r.l. inte längre villkorat av stämmans godkännande, och spelmotorn kommer inom kort att tillträdas av Starbreezes luxemburgska dotterbolag. Efter tillträde samt registrering hos Bolagsverket och Euroclear kommer, då fondemissionen nu är genomförd, aktiekapitalet att öka med 99 900 kronor. Antalet registrerade aktier kommer att ökas med 1 665 000 A-aktier samt 3 330 000 B-aktier, totalt motsvarande cirka 2,25 procent av samtliga idag utestående aktier.

För mer information vänligen kontakta:
Maeva Sponbergs, Investor Relations, Starbreeze AB. Tel: +46(0)8-209 208, email: ir@starbreeze.com

Om Starbreeze                   

Starbreeze är en oberoende skapare, utgivare och distributör av högkvalitativa underhållningsprodukter med huvudkontor i Stockholm. På Starbreeze skapar vi tv- och dataspel efter egen design och genom licensierade varumärken. Vår vilja är att alltid förbättra och maximera våra varumärken – med gameplay som vårt ledord.

Starbreeze ligger i framkant för självständig digital distribution inom spelbranschen där vårt spelarforum på distributionsplattformen Steam är det största. Våra senaste produkter inkluderar det adrenalinpumpande bankrånarspelet PAYDAY 2 och det kritikerrosade äventyrsspelet Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons.

Starbreeze AB (publ) är noterat på Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier (STAR, ISIN kod: SE0005992831). Starbreeze varumärken inkluderar OVERKILL Software och PAYDAY-serien.