Rockstar has announced the acquisition of Andover, MA-based Mad Doc Software.
“The team at Mad Doc Software is extremely talented,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “Bringing them within the Rockstar Games family will enhance our core technology and further support our commitment to creating progressive and innovative gaming experiences.”
On the other hand, Dr. Ian Lane Davis, Studio Head of the new Rockstar New England said, “We’re eager to bring our expertise to bear in the character-driven, open-world stories that make Rockstar Games titles so uniquely compelling.”
Mad Doc Software was established in 1999 by Dr. Ian Lane Davis. It has provided contracting services for triple-A titles, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence and networking.
Lately it has also worked with Rockstar Games on the Xbox 360 version of the critically acclaimed Bully: Scholarship Edition.