Things have been already going fairly dangerous for Starbreeze following lackluster gross sales of the PC model of Overkill’s The Walking Dead. But this morning, a stunning occasion came about which will go away of us questioning the corporate much more.- Advertisement -
Based on this report from GamesIndustry International, Swedish authorities carried out a raid on their headquarters, following a report on potential insider buying and selling.
The nation’s Economic Crime Authority (or ECO or EBM for brief) paid a go to to the corporate’s Stockholm headquarters, and indicated that “an individual has been arrested” for “gross insider crimes,” or in different phrases, insider buying and selling.
ECO press officer Nilas Ahlgren has since adopted up with GamesIndustry, saying, “This morning officers from the Swedish Economic Crime Authority raided the places of work of Starbreeze in Stockholm. One individual was arrested and gadgets have been seized. The raid is a part of an ongoing investigation involving suspected insider buying and selling.”
As a part of the raid, authorities have additionally seized quite a lot of pc and paperwork, most of which revolved round the person that was arrested.
Ann Charlotte Svensson, who serves because the investor relations chief for the corporate, famous, “The firm as such isn’t the topic of any suspicion. The firm cooperates with the ECO. The occasion doesn’t have an effect on the corporate of the continued enterprise reconstruction.”
Starbreeze additionally issued a second assertion shortly thereafter, noting, “On Wednesday Swedish Economic Crime Authority has performed a search question at Starbreeze AB. The firm has been knowledgeable that this has occurred as a result of suspicions of insider costs. The firm as such isn’t topic to any suspicion. The firm cooperates full with the Swedish Economic Crime Authority. The occasion doesn’t have an effect on the corporate or the continued enterprise reconstruction.
“Starbreeze has no additional data on the matter.”
It seems like the corporate made it very clear that the incident surrounded the concerned particular person, and never them by any means — although there’s query concerning its latest reshuffling of funds following Overkill’s The Walking Dead’s lackluster launch.
We’ll carry you extra particulars as quickly as we get them.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead is out there now for PC, and can launch in February 2019 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.