Tarsier Studios will now focus on creating new IPs and potentially write the ending of the Little Nightmares series. Tarsier parent company Embracer Group announced its earnings in the third quarter today, including a division on the Swedish studio. The earnings report writes, “Little Nightmares 2 was admired by audiences after the quarterback Tarsier studios play,” he writes. “Tarsier studios will now focus on creating new IPs.”
In a webcast to accompany the earnings, Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors went into more detail. “I am very excited and spoke to the CEO of Tarsier the other day and congratulated him on the critical success of Little Nightmares 2. This is an IP they created, but it is owned by Bandai Namco so it doesn’t really have any significant commercial impact for us. well, I’m very excited that they made such a game because the first game was very well received and this game was also well received. Now, after creating this game, they will take action. Create new IPs and I’m very excited about this purchase. that was the main reason we did it a little more than a year ago. “
Wingefors’s comments do not say that Tarsier will no longer make Little Nightmares games, but it does seem to imply that the series is owned by Bandai Namco (a rival publisher) and pointing to new IPs is the reason for the purchase. Of course, given the success of Bandai Namco, he may be giving Little Nightmares IP to a new studio.