Entries in 'acquisition' (36)

Maximum Games agrees to acquire Avanquest

Maximum Games agrees to acquire Avanquest

Avanquest Software Publishing is going to be acquired by US publisher Maximum Games, it has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Bigpoint acquired by Chinese games giant Youzu

Bigpoint acquired by Chinese games giant Youzu

Online games giant Bigpoint has been acquired by Chinese games specialist Youzu Interactive.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 22nd 2016 at 12:51PM in News
Riot Games acquires Radiant Entertainment

Riot Games acquires Radiant Entertainment

Radiant Entertainment, the indie studio founded by fighting game vets Tom and Tony Cannon, has been purchased by League of Legends creator Riot Games.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 9th 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Activision seals King acquisition, creating 'the largest game network in the world'

Activision seals King acquisition, creating 'the largest game network in the world'

The $5.9bn deal that sees Activision take ownership of Candy Crush creator King has been completed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2016 at 3:33PM in News

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Engine Room Games acquired by Unity

Engine Room Games acquired by Unity

Unity has announced it has acquired one of its partner studios, which was previously contracted to handle the engine’s development for PlayStation platforms.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 13th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
Activision Blizzard buys King for $5.9bn

Activision Blizzard buys King for $5.9bn

Two of the biggest names in games are to become one.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 8:57AM in News
Ubisoft acquires Rocksmith developer Longtail Studios

Ubisoft acquires Rocksmith developer Longtail Studios

Ubisoft has made another addition to its huge roster of first-party developers. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 14th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
The Crew developer Ivory Tower acquired by Ubisoft

The Crew developer Ivory Tower acquired by Ubisoft

Ubisoft has acquired The Crew developer Ivory Tower.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Oct 6th 2015 at 10:15AM in News

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Oculus acquires 3D hand-sensing tech company

Oculus acquires 3D hand-sensing tech company

Virtual reality firm Oculus has acquired an Israeli company behind a 3D hand-sensing technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2015 at 11:44AM in News
Brighton studio Delinquent acquired by MAG Interactive

Brighton studio Delinquent acquired by MAG Interactive

MAG Interactive has acquired Brighton studio Delinquent.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 1st 2015 at 12:21PM in News
GameStop acquires ThinkGeek owner Geeknet

GameStop acquires ThinkGeek owner Geeknet

Games retail superpower GameStop has broadened its reach with the acquisition of Geeknet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2015 at 3:07PM in News

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Nexon to acquire Korean dev Boolean Games

Nexon to acquire Korean dev Boolean Games

Nexon has begun the process of of acquiring Korea-based studio Boolean Games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 2nd 2015 at 12:22PM in News
Sega acquires Demiurge, invests in Space Ape

Sega acquires Demiurge, invests in Space Ape

Marvel Puzzle Quest developer Demiurge Studios has been acquired by Sega.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 10:46AM in News
Nordic IP acquisition continues with dtp Entertainment grab

Nordic IP acquisition continues with dtp Entertainment grab

Yet more intellectual properties have been scooped up by Nordic Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 5th 2014 at 10:42AM in News
Microsoft completes Mojang acquisition

Microsoft completes Mojang acquisition

Minecraft creator Mojang is now a Microsoft company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2014 at 3:58PM in News

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Starbreeze acquires toys-to-life studio Geminose

Starbreeze acquires toys-to-life studio Geminose

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons publisher Starbreeze has acquired LA-based developer Geminose for $7m.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 25th 2014 at 2:38PM in News
Mojang confirms $2.5bn Microsoft acquisition

Mojang confirms $2.5bn Microsoft acquisition

As expected, Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft creators Mojang has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 2:07PM in News
Minecraft owner Mojang is a perfect fit for Microsoft's ambitions

Minecraft owner Mojang is a perfect fit for Microsoft's ambitions

IHS games analyst Piers Harding-Rolls discusses Microsoft's reported bid for Minecraft owner Mojang.

on Sep 15th 2014 at 8:33AM in News
Mojang 'is a perfect fit' for Microsoft, analyst says

Mojang 'is a perfect fit' for Microsoft, analyst says

Market analyst Piers Harding-Rolls has said that the expected union of Microsoft and Mojang is a very low-risk move for the platform holder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2014 at 4:07PM in News
Persson likely to leave Microsoft-owned Mojang; Minecraft won't be pulled from PS4 and PS3

Persson likely to leave Microsoft-owned Mojang; Minecraft won't be pulled from PS4 and PS3

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson is unlikely to stay at Mojang once Microsoft’s acquisition of the Minecraft developer is completed, reports suggest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:49AM in News
Microsoft in discussions to acquire Minecraft studio Mojang - report

Microsoft in discussions to acquire Minecraft studio Mojang - report

Microsoft is reportedly in serious discussions to purchase Mojang, makers of indie game-turned-phenomenon Minecraft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 10th 2014 at 1:40AM in News
Slitherine acquires strategy games studio Shenandoah

Slitherine acquires strategy games studio Shenandoah

UK-based war and strategy games publisher Slithernine Group has acquired US-based developer Shenandoah Studio for an undisclosed amount.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 4th 2014 at 6:40PM in News
Ouya in acquisition talks, report claims

Ouya in acquisition talks, report claims

A number of Chinese companies are in discussions over a possible acquisition of Ouya, according to reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 3:43PM in News
Take-Two shares spike amid Activision buyout rumours

Take-Two shares spike amid Activision buyout rumours

Rumours regarding a potential buyout of Take-Two by fellow publisher Activision had the former’s stock soaring at the conclusion of last week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 6:45AM in News