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Oxford gaming firm Rebellion buys newspaper office

15 February 2022
Rebellion has bought the former offices of the Oxford Mail
Rebellion has bought the former offices of the Oxford Mail

A video game developer is to expand its headquarters after buying the former offices of the Oxford Mail.

Rebellion has bought Newspaper House in Osney Mead which was was the home of the Newsquest title for 50 years before it moved to new premises on the same industrial estate.

Rebellion has secured an eight-figure funding package from HSBC to assist with its expansion which involves the creation of the new offices and support the development of Rebellion’s studios in Didcot, as it increases investment in its virtual production capabilities.

It has also been used to support the development of a new video game in the business’s global best-selling Sniper series. The latest game, Sniper Elite 5, will be released early this year.

Jason Kingsley, owner and CEO of Rebellion, said: “HSBC UK has supported the business as we prioritise our wider growth strategy. The new site in Oxford is a key element of this and will allow us to continue to hire additional staff, as well as providing increased space for our offices and creative studios.

“The funding has also allowed us to remain agile and invest in new technology, as we work within an industry that is constantly evolving. Creativity is at the heart of what we do and the support from HSBC UK has given us the freedom to continue to champion this.”

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Stephen Emerson is the Managing Editor of The Business Magazine and is responsible for the publication's print publications and online properties including the newly launched Biz News websites in Hampshire and Dorset.

Stephen has been a journalist for 20 years and has worked at local, regional and national publications and led a team which made The Scotsman website one of the fastest growing news sites in the UK with over eight million monthly users.

He has a keen interest in technology, property and corporate finance and telling the stories of the people behind the successful firms in these sectors.

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