Elevation Partners, a US-based equity firm who counts U2's Bono amongst its partners today revealed that it has merged video game developer powerhouses Pandemic Studios and BioWare. Pandemic is a relative newcomer but has had a string of hits with Mercenaries
, Destroy All Humans!
and Star Wars Battlefront
. BioWare is our favorite RPG developer with games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
and Jade Empire
. The joint effort will allow the companies to share management, talent, and ideas. On a side note, Elevation Partners earlier this year tried and failed to purchase the UK's Eidos (Tomb Raider
) but lost in a bidding war to SCi, another UK company. For the details, you can read this Reuters article
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