Published: Sun, April 22, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

"Firewatch" Developer Campo Santo Has Been Acquired by Valve


"The twelve of us at Campo Santo have agreed to join Valve, where we will maintain our jobs as video game developers and continue production on our current project, In the Valley of Gods".

DSO Gaming spotted an update over on the Campo Santo blog, where the company confirmed that they've been acquired by Valve. The company's found a great match with Valve, and as easy as that is to say, it's harder to achieve than you'd think.

The team noted that there won't be any changes coming the to studio (besides a relocation) and that Campo Santo will still be working on In Valley of The Gods - but rather - as a Valve game. In us, they found a group with unique experience and valuable, diverse perspectives. They will also be continuing to support their smash hit Firewatch, especially as April has also seen the studio announce plans for a Switch release for the game.

Describing the endeavor, Campo Santo said it was surprised to find that its work ethic of "surprising, delighting, and entertaining the customers" was very much alike to how Valve functions, adding "It quickly became an obvious match". That game looks simple (yet still runs only at 30 FPS on console, so PC is best), but for those who enjoy a good story that sticks with you, Firewatch is well worth a play.

In the Valley of the Gods was revealed a year ago and has an intended release date of 2019.

It's worth noting that Campo Santo makes no mention of a buyout or acquisition by Valve, however.

Second, while visiting IGN's headquarters in early 2015 to talk about Firewatch, we came across an undelivered 2011 Game of the Year Award for Portal 2.

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