Tencent Plans to Take Over the Creators of Conan Exiles
Bebop, yesterday, 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.