The year got bigger when longtime id Software producer and game director Tim Willits announced he was joining Saber in August, adding a high-profile name to its roster.

Saber Interactive announces today that it’s buying Bigmoon Entertainment, the makers of games such as Dakar 18, Demons Age, and Police Simulator: Patrol Duty.

Bigmoon’s 40-person team is now Saber Porto (the studio’s home is the Portuguese city), and it’s working on two unannounced projects for PC and consoles.

This move now gives Saber more than 600 employees in six countries (the U.S., Belarus, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and Sweden).

Even in Russia, where most of our creative staff is based, it can be challenging to find good developers despite the country’s abundance of talent,” Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch said over email.

It’s released World War Z, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (a more arcade-like take on pro hoops), and Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered.

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