Sony May Buy Devs of Demon's Souls Remake
Adrian Werner, 13 November 2020, 12:27
There have been rumors on the web suggesting that Sony is preparing to acquire Bluepoint Games, the developers of Demon's Souls and Shadow of the Colossus remakes.
Microsoft Wants to Acquire Several Japanese Devteams [Updated]
Adrian Werner, 12 November 2020, 11:45
According to Bloomberg, Microsoft has plans to acquire several development studios from Japan. An offer was submitted, among others, to Koei Tecmo.
Codemasters Bought by Take-Two Interactive
Michael Kulakowski, 10 November 2020, 23:23
The rumors from a few days ago turned out to be true. Codemasters, a company known to all fans of racing games, will be taken over by the industry giant Take-Two Interactive, which also owns developer Rockstar and publisher 2K Games.
Codemasters Might Get Acquired by Take-Two
Paul Wozniak, 06 November 2020, 20:55
According to reports of Video Games Chronicle, Codemasters (the studio responsible for DiRT and F1 series) may be taken over by Take-Two Interactive.
Head of Xbox on Microsoft's Plans
Jacob Blazewicz, 27 October 2020, 11:59
Phil Spencer from Microsoft raised the issue of the company's plans related to video games. The head of Xbox department referred, among other things, to the possibility of „taking in” more developers and the release of Game Pass on competitive platforms.
Serious Sam Devs Acquired by Devolver Digital
qjin, 21 October 2020, 22:33
Croteam, the creators of the Serious Sam series, was bought by Devolver Digital. The plans are not only to further develop the popular shooter series, but also to release The Talos Principle 2.
Rockstar Games Acquires Crackdown 2 Devs
Jacob Blazewicz, 12 October 2020, 22:06
We already know what is the recently discovered Rockstar Dundee. The name is used by the creators of Crackdown 2 from Ruffian Games - the latest acquisition of Rockstar Games.
Microsoft Doesn't Exclude Further Acquisitions
Bart Swiatek, 23 September 2020, 10:26
In an interview for CNET, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella said that the Redmond giant is open to acquisition of further devteams. The interview also assured that the company does not intend to overly interfere with the independence of Bethesda Softworks.
Microsoft Will Not Interfere With Bethesda's Announced PS5 Exclusives
Agnes Adamus, 21 September 2020, 20:27
Today's acquisition of ZeniMax Media Inc. by Microsoft has made some waves in the industry. This is especially true of two games that were listed in the catalogue of the Redmond giant - Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo. They were announced as temporary exclusive titles on PS5, and Phil Spencer confirms that nothing will change in this regard.
Fans Ask Sony to Buy Konami After Microsoft Acquired Bethesda
Jacob Blazewicz, 21 September 2020, 20:17
Microsoft's buyout of ZeniMax caused a storm in the web. In response, Sony fans proposed that the company should purchase another large publisher.
Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Softworks
Milosz Szubert, 21 September 2020, 16:00
Microsoft has decided to acquire ZeniMax Media Inc., owners of Bethesda Softworks. This cost the Redmond giant an impressive $7.5 billion.
Nvidia May Soon Add CPUs to Its Offer
Musiol, 16 September 2020, 12:33
Nvidia, after purchasing the British chipset manufacturer AMR, is thinking about entering the market for data center processors.
Microsoft Tried to Take Over Bungie; The Devs Deny
Adrian Werner, 15 September 2020, 13:15
According to rumors, in recent years Microsoft has tried to take over Bungie several times, but nothing came out of these talks because the price turned out to be too high.
Metro Devs Acquired; They Will Create New AAA IPs
Adrian Werner, 13 August 2020, 12:55
Embracer has purchased 4A Games, the developers of Metro. The studio will be placed under the wings of the Saber Interactive group. The acquisition will not affect the projects currently in development.
WB Games Not For Sale; Devs of Mortal Kombat and Batman Remain With WarnerMedia
Adrian Werner, 09 August 2020, 15:41
Rumors that WB Games would be taken over by another publisher were denied. The WarnerMedia Group does not intend to dispose of its games division.
Microsoft and TikTok - Talks Of Acquisition Continue
Bart Swiatek, 03 August 2020, 14:15
Microsoft has confirmed the rumors from a few days ago - the company is negotiating with the Chinese company ByteDance to take over the American branch of TikTok.
Rumor: Microsoft Interested in Buying TikTok
Frozen, 01 August 2020, 20:29
According to unofficial information, following recent comments by US President Donald Trump about the possible ban on TikTok in the United States, Microsoft is in talks with the Chinese company ByteDance to take over the American branch of the company.
Mortal Kombat and FIFA From Same Publisher? EA Wants to Buy WB Games
Karol Laska , 01 August 2020, 20:09
EA is interested in buying Warner Bros. Games. It means that many recognized IPs may be acquired by the company (including e.g. the Mortal Kombat series).
EA or Microsoft May Buy WB Games, Publisher of LEGO and Batman Arkham
Adrian Werner, 07 July 2020, 10:35
According to rumors, the publisher WB Games may soon change ownership. Among the companies interested in the purchase are Microsoft, Activision, EA and Take-Two Interactive.
Sony Wants to Acquire Devs of Warframe and Gears Tactics
Frozen, 04 July 2020, 20:36
Sony is considering acquisition of the Hong Kong-based Leyou Technologies, which includes Digital Extremes (creators of Warframe) and Splash Damage (co-creators of Gears Tactics).
Bloober Team Might Get Aquired by Another Company
Milosz Szubert, 23 June 2020, 12:13
Bloober Team is putting itself on sale. The Polish studio has prepared the so-called „short list” of entities which are to constitute an advisory body during a potential merger or acquisition process. So far, it is not known which companies are interested in the team.
Facebook Acquires Creators of The Order: 1886
Bart Swiatek, 23 June 2020, 10:54
Facebook bought the development studio Ready At Dawn, known for its action adventure game The Order: 1886 and the VR successful title Lone Echo.
WB Interactive Put Up for Sale; Possible Buyers Include Take-Two and EA
Agnes Adamus, 13 June 2020, 15:16
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment may soon find itself in the hands of a new owner. According to CNBC, AT&T, which owns the company, plans to sell it for 4 billion dollars. Among potential buyers we have Take-Two, Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard.
Devs of DayZ and Arma 3 Acquired by Tencent [Updated: Bohemia Denies]
Milosz Szubert, 03 June 2020, 12:07
According to The Information, the Chinese company Tencent spent $260 million to buy a majority stake in Bohemia Interactive. Thus, the creators of DayZ or the Arma series joined such companies as Epic Games or Supercell.
We Know How Much Sony Paid for Marvel's Spider-Man Devs
Adrian Werner, 11 February 2020, 11:07
Certain documents surfaced on the web, thanks to which we learned that Sony paid 229 million dollars for the acquisition of Insomniac Games, the studio known for the Ratchet & Clank series and Marvel's Spider-Man, among others.
Dauntless Devs Bought out by Garena
Bart Swiatek, 29 January 2020, 14:32
Garena has acquired Phoenix Labs, the developers of the well-received action RPG Dauntless. The entities intend to jointly develop the said title, as well as further projects.
Tencent Plans to Take Over the Creators of Conan Exiles
Bebop, 22 January 2020, 14:31
Chinese Tencent wants to buy out all shares of Norwegian developer Funcom. Creators of games such as Conan Exiles and Anarchy Online have nothing against that ideas. Now everything depends on the other shareholders.
Little Nightmares Devs Bought by Owner of THQ Nordic and Koch Media
Konrad Serafinski, 21 December 2019, 20:34
Swedish team at Tarsier Studios, responsible for Little Nightmares, was acquired by Koch Media and THQ Nordic's parent company, Embracer Group. However, before the studio starts developing games for the new publisher, it has to fulfill the contract with Bandai Namco.
Rune 2 Affair - Lawsuit for Abandonment of the Game
Bebop, 05 December 2019, 15:53
Human Head Studio was closed the day after the release of Rune II and immediately became part of Bethesda. However, this did not protect the team against a lawsuit. The publisher Ragnarok Game demands rights to the game and a hefty compensation.
Codemasters Bought the Devs of Project CARS
Christian Pieniazek, 28 November 2019, 22:45
Codemasters has announced that it has purchased the Slightly Mad Studios team, the devs of the Project CARS series. The result of this undertaking is to be the creation of a „global leader in the genre of racing games”.
Sniper Elite Devs Buy The Bitmap Brothers Along With Their IPs
Agnes Adamus, 25 November 2019, 22:47
Rebellion has taken over The Bitmap Brothers and its entire portfolio. The devs of the Sniper Elite series announce that they will port their older games to new platforms and develop new titles based on freshly acquired, classic IPs.
Yesterday, Human Head Studios Released Rune II, Today it was Absorbed by Bethesda
Bebop, 13 November 2019, 22:20
Today, the American studio Human Head closed its operations after 22 years of existence on the gaming market. However, all the employees quickly found employment in the newly formed Roundhouse Studios team opened by Bethesda.
Google Buys Fitbit for Over $2 Billion
Adrian Werner, 04 November 2019, 13:26
Google has announced its intention to acquire Fitbit, a company specializing in the production of fitness trackers and smartwatches.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Buys Insomniac Games
Michael Kulakowski, 19 August 2019, 21:43
Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it has become the owner of the award-winning studio - Insomniac Games, responsible for hits such as Marvel's Spider-Man and the Ratchet & Clank and Spyro series. The acquisition of the team is the crowning achievement of over twenty years of cooperation between the two companies.
THQ Nordic Bought Devlopers of Darksiders 3
Adrian Werner, 14 August 2019, 10:42
THQ Nordic has gone shopping mad again. The publisher took over Darksiders 3 devs, Gunfire Games, and Milestone, team known from MotoGP, MXGP and RIDE racing game series.
Double Fine As Part Of Xbox Game Studios; Psychonauts 2 With A New Trailer
Milosz Szubert, 09 June 2019, 23:08
At Microsoft's E3 2019 conference, Double Fine Productions has announced that it joins Xbox Game Studios. On this occasion, a new trailer for Psychonauts 2 was presented.
THQ Nordic Takes Over Piranha Bytes and its IPs
Adrian Werner, 22 May 2019, 10:55
THQ Nordic bought Piranha Bytes, a team of Risen and Elex fame. At the same time, the publisher also acquired the rights to the Gothic series, i.e. the first IP of the team.
Sega Bought the Devs of Two Point Hospital
Bart Swiatek, 09 May 2019, 12:24
Sega has purchased Two Point Studios, the developer of the successful economic strategy Two Point Hospital. The British company has several industry veterans who in the past have worked for Lionhead Studios and Bullfrog Productions, among others.
Epic Takes over Rocket League Creators. Will the Game Disappear from Steam?
Adrian Werner, 02 May 2019, 09:44
Psyonix Studio has been taken over by Epic Games. So far, Rocket League hasn't disappeared from the Steam. That didn't prevent players from flooding the site with negative reviews of the game, probably just in case.
Bloomberg: Sony is Not Planning to Acquire Take-Two
Bart Swiatek, 14 March 2019, 14:25
Bloomberg agency received confirmation from Sony – the Japanese giant does not plan on taking over the owners of Red Dead Redemption and GTA, Take-Two Interactive studio. The news was also denied by Wedbush Securities' Joel Kulina.
GTA 6 an PS5 Exclusive?
Jacob Blazewicz, 14 March 2019, 00:22
There are rumors about the possible acquisition of Take-Two Interactive by Sony. If these rumors are confirmed, Sony may gain exclusive brands such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption and Borderlands.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Devs Bought by THQ Nordic
Bart Swiatek, 13 February 2019, 10:20
The Czech developer team at Warhorse Studios has been bought by the publisher THQ Nordic. The deal also included the developer's IP rights i.e. the Kingdom Come: Deliverance franchise.
Korean gaming giant Nexon up for sale
Bart Swiatek, 04 January 2019, 13:15
NXC holding, along with Korea's biggest game developer and publisher company, is being put up for sale.
Ubisoft may be taken over by Vivendi as soon as this year
luckie, 26 April 2017, 17:17
Vivendi tightens its grip on Ubisoft and prepares for a hostile takeover - rumor has it that it is going to happen this year.
Offworld Trading Company received map editor as a DLC
Meehow, 21 June 2016, 14:17
Offworld Trading Company, an RTS by Mohawk Games, has received a map editor as a part of a DLC called Map Toolkit.