Nintendo buys SRD, developer of Breath of the Wild and Animal Crossing

Nintendo buys SRD, a longtime game developer partner for its consoles. SRD (Systems Research and Development Corporation, Ltd.) has worked for Nintendo since the 1980s and wrote software for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Nintendo is now acquiring SRD and making the Japanese developer studio a subsidiary.

Nintendo reveals his message I don’t know how much they pay for full ownership. But SRD likely won’t be an investment the size of Microsoft, which is buying Activision Blizzard for $69 billion. However, SRD is the second studio Nintendo has acquired in 13 months. At the beginning of 2021, Nintendo purchased the “Luigi’s Mansion 3” developers from the Canadian company Next Level Games.

With the acquisition, Nintendo wants to bolster studio management and make sure developers stay available. The buyer also expects more efficiency. The acquisition is scheduled to close on April 1, 2022.

SRD has recently worked on top games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which are among the best-selling games for Switch game consoles, as well as Mario Kart Tour for smartphones. So was the SRD Aloud Eurogamer He was involved in beta projects like the Nintendo Labo, which turned the Switch into a cardboard VR headset.


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