Private Division signs four new publishing deals, including next game from former Sonic Mania devs

Private Division publishing deal

Four more studios will publish their next project under the Private Division label

Take-Two Interactive’s publishing label Private Division announced four new agreements today. The publisher has signed four new agreements with four indie developers to publish their next project.

The signees are Die Gute Fabrik, Evening Star, Piccolo Studio, and Yellow Brick Games. The second studio of that list, Evening Star, was founded by former Sonic Mania developers Christian Whitehead, Dave Padilla, Tom Fry, Hunter Bridges, and Brad Flick. Their debut game as Evening Star is currently in the works as a 3D action platformer.

Die Gute Fabrik is the team behind Mutazione, the small-town mutant soap opera. They’re working on a new story-driven game. Piccolo Studio made a strong debut with Arise: A Simple Story, and are now developing a unique new IP in partnership with Private Division.

Lastly, Yellow Brick Games is a group led by several industry veterans, including Dragon Age lead Mike Laidlaw, Jeff Skalski, Thomas Giroux, and Frederic St. Laurent B. It’s creating a new action RPG.

Private Division says it will announce more details about each project in the future. All four are in early development, without any announced release dates. It could be a while until we see them too. The earliest of the unrevealed projects isn’t expected to launch until Take-Two’s fiscal year 2024.

It’s still a solid lineup of interesting studios and projects, which Private Division has been gradually accruing. The publishing label acquired OlliOlli developer Roll7 not too long ago, and has published games like The Outer Worlds in partnership with Obsidian. We’ll see what these four are up to in the future.

Eric Van Allen