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Saudi Arabia to Acquire Big Game Publisher for $13 Billion

Adrian Werner, 30 September 2022, 13:03

Saudi Arabia intends to invest tens of billions of dollars in the gaming market and take over one of the industry's key publishers.

Microsoft Not Afraid of Investigations and Confident in Activision Deal

Kamil Kleszyk, 23 September 2022, 12:56

Although UK officials have launched a detailed investigation into Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the Redmond giant doesn't seem to care at all.

Detroit: Become Human Devs Acquire by NetEase

Sonia Selerska, 01 September 2022, 14:36

Quantic Dream has been purchased by a Chinese game industry giant NetEase. David Cage promises that this will not affect their creative freedom and will benefit the players.

Sony Acquires First Mobile Game Studio; PlayStation Studios Mobile Launches

Hubert Sledziewski, 29 August 2022, 15:22

Sony is officially entering the mobile gaming market. The Japanese company announced today that it has acquired Savage Game Studios, a developer specializing in games for phones and tablets.

Rumors of Amazon Buying EA; Situation is Dynamic

Kamil Kleszyk, 26 August 2022, 16:07

Literally moments ago, a very interesting news broke. According to unconfirmed reports, Amazon is said to be interested in buying a stake in Electronic Arts. But is it really?

Lord of the Rings With New Owner; Publisher's Shopping Spree

Adrian Werner, 18 August 2022, 13:09

Embracer Group will acquire Middle-earth Enterprises, and with it the rights to create adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The conglomerate has also bought out the developers of Teardown and the Killing Floor series.

$17.5 Billion for Unity; This Could be Industry's Second Largest Acquisition [UPDATED]

Damian Mista, 16 August 2022, 14:27

AppLovin wants to acquire Unity for $17.5 billion. If finalized, the deal would be the second largest acquisition in the video game industry.

Microsoft Fires Shots at Sony; War at the Top in Full Swing

Kamil Kleszyk, 11 August 2022, 12:29

We may be standing on the threshold of a major war between the two giants of the electronics industry. Sony and Microsoft are bringing up increasingly bigger guns in their battle against each other. The Xbox manufacturer accused the Japanese brand of paying developers not to add their games to Xbox Game Pass.

Square Enix Sold Tomb Raider and Deus Ex so They Wouldn't 'Cannibalize' Other Games

Adrian Werner, 06 August 2022, 14:44

Square Enix has explained why it sold its Western studios. The publisher was said to be concerned that their games would 'cannibalize' the sales of the corporation's Japanese titles.

EA Sees Itself as the Largest Standalone Independent Company in the Industry

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 August 2022, 17:03

Electronic Arts will not join Activision Blizzard at Microsoft, nor will it go under the wing of another publisher. On the contrary, EA's CEO believes in the company's future as „the largest independent developer and publisher” in the world.

Sony Officially Welcomes Bungie to the PlayStation Family

Adrian Werner, 18 July 2022, 13:40

The months-long process of Sony's acquisition of Bungie has come to an end. As of now, the creators of Destiny 2 are officially part of the PlayStation family.

UK Will Investigate Microsoft's Purchase of Activision Blizzard

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 July 2022, 11:22

The UK Competition and Markets Authority will look into Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard and is open to comments from „interested parties”.

Second Largest Acquisition of Gaming Industry Finalized; Take 2 Owns Zynga

Kamil Kleszyk, 23 May 2022, 21:47

Take-Two has announced the finalization of its $12.7 billion acquisition of mobile game company Zynga.

Electronic Arts Looking for Buyer, Leak Claims

Agnes Adamus, 21 May 2022, 17:04

According to recent leaks, Electronic Arts wants to end up in the hands of another company or make a merger with some company. However, so far no transaction has come to fruition.

Microsoft on Activision Blizzard Deal: It's Just „the End of the Beginning”

Hubert Sledziewski, 19 May 2022, 22:03

Proceeding at a good pace - that's how Microsoft's executive vice president described the progress of its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. „We're nearing the end of the beginning and entering the beginning of the middle phase”.

DIRT 5 Devs Will Assist on Need for Speed; Criterion Absorbs Codemasters Cheshire

Michael Zegar, 12 May 2022, 20:01

Criterion Games has absorbed Codemasters Cheshire. The creators of DiRT 5 will help develop this year's installment of the Need for Speed series. Both developers will operate as one company.

Square Enix Won't Abandon Just Cause, Life Is Strange and Outriders Brands

Adrian Werner, 03 May 2022, 10:19

Despite selling its western studios to Embracer Group, Square Enix does not intend to limit itself to Japanese productions and will continue to develop brands such as Just Cause, Life is Strange and Outriders.

Deus Ex and Tomb Raider Acquired Along With Creators by Embracer Group

Adrian Werner, 02 May 2022, 11:58

Embracer Group bought out Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montreal and Square Enix Montreal studios and a number of popular IPs from Square Enix, including Deus Ex, Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain.

Shareholders Eagerly Supported Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Michael Zegar, 29 April 2022, 10:32

Almost all shareholders have backed Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The deal should be finalized by the middle of next year.

Bloomberg: Ubisoft Could Get Acquired

Krzysztof Kaluzinski, 23 April 2022, 20:03

Ubisoft could be the next video game company to become a takeover target. The French developer and publisher of such series as Assassin's Creed and Far Cry has once again caught the attention of investors.

Microsoft Tried to Acquire Blizzard Twice Before; Insiders on Xbox Strategy

Michael Zegar, 19 April 2022, 19:23

A former Microsoft employee has spoken out about attempts to take over Blizzard Entertainment and the creators of Command & Conquer. One of them was thwarted by, as he put it, „a French waterworks company”. Meanwhile, Jez Corden shed some light on the Xbox handheld prototypes and Halo Infinite's battle royale mode.

Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision Blizzard Jeopardized; Shareholder Urges Opposition

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 April 2022, 18:52

SOC Investment Group is going one step further in its fight against Activision Blizzard's „incompetent” board. One of the shareholders is pushing other investors to vote against Microsoft's takeover of the company.

Kojima Productions Remains Independent; Hideo Kojima Denies Rumors

Milosz Szubert, 15 April 2022, 13:46

Hideo Kojima assured on Twitter that his studio, Kojima Productions, will remain independent. Thus, he denied rumors that big companies, including, e.g. Sony, were close to acquiring it.

Embracer Group Acquires Baldur's Gate Remake Devs

Michael Zegar, 13 April 2022, 22:47

Canadian studio Beamdog - known for remasters of the Baldur's Gate series - has been acquired by Aspyr Media, which is currently working on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake. Thus, the purchased developer will join the Embracer Group family.

Test Drive Unlimited Devs Hired to Make NFT Racing Games

Hubert Sledziewski, 12 April 2022, 20:40

Eden Games, the developers of Test Drive Unlimited, has been bought out by Animoca Brands. From now on the team will create racing games focusing on NFTs.

Embracer Group Announces New Acquisitions

Adrian Werner, 12 April 2022, 13:56

Embracer Group is gearing up for several more acquisitions. The company is looking for developers worth buying in several countries.

Sony Will Acquire More Developers - Bungie is Not the End

Krzysztof Kaluzinski, 03 April 2022, 16:38

PlayStation is going on a shopping spree - possibly preparing another big acquisition comparable to Bungie. According to the head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, acquisitions are the wheel that drives success.

US Senators Have Concerns About Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision

Dawid Wanat, 01 April 2022, 17:59

U.S. senators are concerned about the planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft. Their concerns include the treatment of employees and the position of Bobby Kotick, who has also been involved in sexual harassment controversies.

Chinese Giant NetEase May Acquire Star Wars: Eclipse Devs

Jacob Blazewicz, 31 March 2022, 12:13

Quantic Dream may be bought out by a major publisher. A prominent insider reports that the creators of Heavy Rain and Star Wars: Eclipse will be in the hands of Chinese company NetEase.

Netflix Wants More Games, Gets New Studio

Sonia Selerska, 25 March 2022, 15:51

This is the third development studio, and second this year, that Netflix has bought. The mobile game developers at Boss Fight Entertainment ensure that this collaboration benefit the gamers.

Netflix Invests $65 Million in Gamedev; Buys Another Studio

Sonia Selerska, 03 March 2022, 16:09

Netflix is buying a second development studio. This is further evidence of the growing importance of video games in the entertainment industry.

Studio of Former BioWare General Manager Bought by Tencent

Michael Zegar, 23 February 2022, 18:23

Inflexion Games has been purchased by Tencent. The studio is currently working on an interestingly promising fairytale survival game Nightingale. It is supervised by Aaryn Flynn, who spent almost two decades in BioWare.

Microsoft Promises to Improve Working Conditions at Activision Blizzard

Dawid Wanat, 11 February 2022, 21:06

The acquisition of Activision Blizzard has reawakened hopes of improving the company's image. In an interview with CNBC Microsoft's executive vice president promised to put the right people in the company.

Microsoft Confirms Activision Games Will be Released on PlayStation

Agnes Adamus, 09 February 2022, 19:36

Microsoft has confirmed that Activision Blizzard games will not disappear from PlayStation consoles. In addition, the option of releasing titles on Nintendo devices is also considered.

Microsoft Unlikely to Acquire Studios From Japan, Analysts Say

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 February 2022, 10:54

Who will be Microsoft's next acquisition after Activision Blizzard? Not likely a studio or publisher from Japan, as Serkan Toto of Kantan Games doesn't believe Xbox is likely to make a successful „purchase” in that country.

Bungie Will Support Sony in Live-service Game Development

Przemyslaw Dygas, 01 February 2022, 12:34

Bungie will continue to create multiplatform titles - the acquisition by Sony will not change anything here. Instead, the studio will assist the company in the development of live-service games.

Sony Aquires Bungie - Devs of Destiny and First Halo

Agnes Adamus, 31 January 2022, 20:18

Bungie is being acquired by Sony. The Japanese giant will pay $3.6 billion for the creators of Destiny.

ESL Sold to Saudis for $1 Billion

, 25 January 2022, 16:14

Savvy Gaming Group from Saudi Arabia acquires ESL and FACEIT for a staggering $1 billion. Some gamers and fans of esports are not happy about the situation.

Hexen, Guitar Hero, King's Quest - Xbox Boss Wants to Resurrect Old Activision IPs

Adrian Werner, 21 January 2022, 11:52

Phil Spencer gave an interview in which he revealed that Microsoft intends to resurrect Activision's old IPs. Among the candidates to return to the market are the Hexen, Guitar Hero and King's Quest series.

We Created Ultimate List of Activision Blizzard Brands to be Acquired by Microsoft

Michael Zegar, 19 January 2022, 17:05

We took a look at the Activision and Blizzard brands that will soon become Microsoft's property. Their number is impressive.

Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard

Hubert Sledziewski, 18 January 2022, 15:09

Microsoft will purchase the holding company Activision Blizzard. Publisher of games such as Call of Duty: Vanguard and World of Warcraft will end up under the wings of the Redmond giant for a huge amount of money.

Take-Two CEO Explains Zynga Acquisition - Mobile Installments of Popular Brands

Przemyslaw Dygas, 11 January 2022, 11:54

Take-Two's CEO shared the reasons behind yesterday's acquisition of Zynga. The company intends to move its key brands into the mobile and F2P market.

Take-Two Buys FarmVille Devs for Record Amount

Miriam Moszczynska, 10 January 2022, 22:23

Zynga is joining the studios gathered under the wing of Take 2 Interactive. The company has acquired the U.S. mobile game developer for $12.7 billion.

Tencent Acquires Back 4 Blood Devs, Promises Creative Independence

Hubert Sledziewski, 18 December 2021, 21:31

Tencent has acquired another studio. This time the Chinese giant decided to buy out Turtle Rock Studios, the creators of Left 4 Dead and Back 4 Blood.

Adam Kicinski on CD Projekt's Future, Independence and Acquisitions

Adrian Werner, 26 November 2021, 14:14

In an interview with Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita, CEO Adam Kicinski talked about the future of CD Projekt, the company's independence and possible acquisitions.

Rock Band Devs Acquired by Epic Games to Assist on Fortnite

Adrian Werner, 24 November 2021, 10:49

Harmonix, the studio known for Rock Band, has been acquired by Epic Games. The developers are to handle the expansion of musical elements in Fortnite.

Subnautica Coming to PUBG? Krafton Acquires Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Hubert Sledziewski, 29 October 2021, 22:20

Unknown Worlds Entertainment, known for the game Subnautica, has been acquired by Krafton - the same company that owns the rights to the PUBG brand. This is already the sixth development team belonging to this company. Its owners ensure that the producers will remain independent in creative matters.

CD Projekt Acquires The Flame in the Flood Devs

Michael Zegar, 22 October 2021, 21:54

CD Projekt announced acquisition of The Molasses Flood, the studio responsible for, among others, the survival game The Flame in the Flood. What's more, we got to know the first goals of their cooperation.

Tencent Becomes the Largest Shareholder of The Medium and Blair Witch Devs

Hubert Sledziewski, 08 October 2021, 19:59

The Chinese company Tencent has acquired 21.97% of shares in the Polish studio Bloober Team, becoming the company's largest shareholder. It is another large corporation which became interested in the creators of such games as Blair Witch or The Medium.

Demon's Souls Remake Devs Officially Acquired by Sony

Hubert Sledziewski, 30 September 2021, 21:10

Sony has finally officially announced the acquisition of Bluepoint Games. The creators of 2018's Demon's Souls Remake and Shadow of the Colossus have joined the PlayStation Studios family after many years of collaboration.