Entries in 'acquisition' (19)

Humble Bundle

IGN acquires Humble Bundle

Media giant IGN has acquired the pay-what-you-want game bundle service Humble Bundle, the companies have announced. Exact terms of the surprising deal haven't been disclosed, but Humble Bundle has said ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 16th 2017 at 10:23AM in News
Microsoft acquires social VR startup AltSpaceVR

Microsoft acquires social VR startup AltSpaceVR

Microsoft kicked off its Windows Mixed Reality event with a bang last night, announcing it had acquired social VR app startup Altspace VR. The firm had been struggling earlier in ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 4th 2017 at 10:05AM in News
THQ Nordic: US will be strongest market for Darksiders III

THQ Nordic: US will be strongest market for Darksiders III

Darksiders III is likely to sell better in the US than in Europe, publisher THQ Nordic has told MCV. Developed by Gunfire Games, the third entry in the action RPG ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 27th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Gfinity acquires CEVO for $2.7m

Gfinity acquires CEVO for $2.7m

The London-based esports company Gfinity has announced it's acquired US esports technology provider CEVO for a total of $2.7m payable in cash and shares, marking the company's first move into ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 25th 2017 at 11:13AM in News

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Level-5 acquires Comcept

Level-5 acquires Comcept

Dragon Quest and Ni No Kuni developer Level 5 has acquired Keiji Inafune's studio Comcept.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 10:19AM in News
Creative Assembly

Sega acquires Crytek Black Sea to form Creative Assembly Sofia

Sega Europe and Creative Assembly have acquired Crytek's former Black Sea studio to create a brand-new facility known as Creative Assembly Sofia, the publisher has announced today.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 7th 2017 at 12:01AM in News
Playdemic

TT Games acquires Golf Clash studio Playdemic

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment subsidiary TT Games has acquired UK mobile games company Playdemic to help bring new kinds of LEGO titles to smartphones.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 9th 2017 at 10:24AM in News
Escalation Studios

ZeniMax acquires Doom SnapMap team Escalation Studios

Bethesda Softworks' parent company ZeniMax Media has announced it's acquired Escalation Studios, the team responsible for 2016's Doom SnapMap editor.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 1st 2017 at 3:24PM in News

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Starbreeze

Starbreeze Studios acquires Dhruva Interactive for $8.5 million

Starbreeze Studios, the Swedish developer and publisher responsible for Syndicate, Payday 2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, has acquired 90.5% of Indian studio Dhruva Interactive for $8.5 million.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 16th 2016 at 1:42PM in News
ModDB acquires GameFront

ModDB acquires GameFront

PC modding specialist ModDB has acquired doomed former rival GameFront.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 30th 2016 at 3:35PM in News
NPD is buying EEDAR

NPD is buying EEDAR

US charts provider NPD has agreed to acquire research specialist EEDAR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 30th 2016 at 3:12PM in News
Twitch to acquire Curse

Twitch to acquire Curse

Streaming platform Twitch has announced its intention to acquire online tech company Curse.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 17th 2016 at 10:44AM in News

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UK chip giant ARM acquired by SoftBank

UK chip giant ARM acquired by SoftBank

SoftBank Group has agreed to purchase UK processor firm ARM in a bid to grow its presence in the mobile and ‘Internet of Things’ spaces.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 18th 2016 at 10:55AM in News
Jagex confirms Chinese acquisition

Jagex confirms Chinese acquisition

Chinese investors have completed the acquisition of UK studio Jagex.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2bn

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2bn

Business-orientated social network site LinkedIn has landed an acquisition deal with Microsoft worth a staggering $26.2bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2016 at 2:27PM in News
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

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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