Sega buys Endless Space creator Amplitude

Publisher says French studio will bolster its PC development output in the West
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Sega’s latest purchase is the French developer behind the Endless series, Amplitude.

The firm acquired all of the studio’s shares on July 1st in an attempt to improve its PC game portfolio and development capabilities in the US and Europe. Sega has not said how much this set the company back. 

Amplitude was founded in 2011, and is known for the Endless series – including Endless Space, Endless Legend and Dungeon of the Endless – which has sold 2.4 million units to date. A fourth game, Endless Space 2, is currently in the works.

“To have the opportunity to add a studio with the growing reputation of Amplitude’s to the Sega family is an exciting one and reinforces Sega Europe’s position as a market leader in publishing high quality PC games,” said Sega Europe boss Jurgen Post.

“Culturally, Amplitude is a fantastic fit for the business as it not only produces great games, but also has a proven track record in listening to its fans and directly involving them in the ongoing development of its games through its Games2gether system.”

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