SEGA today announced the acquisition of Amplitude Studios, the development team behind the Endless series – a 4X strategy franchise including the titles Endless Legend, Endless Space and Dungeon of the Endless.
Jurgen Post, President/COO for SEGA Europe, spoke of his delight at Amplitude joining their ranks:
“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”, he said.
“Culturally, Amplitude are a fantastic fit for the business as they not only produce great games, but also have a proven track record in listening to their fans and directly involving them in the ongoing development of their games through their GAMES2GETHER system.”
The GAMES2GETHER program mentioned by Post is Amplitude’s unique spin on a development process in which their community have the opportunity to contribute to a game’s creation, allowing the studio to directly implement fan-feedback and ideas.
Formed in 2011, Amplitude are the fourth studio to be snapped up by SEGA since 2005, joining the likes of Sports Interactive (Football Manager), Creative Assembly (Total War, Alien: Isolation) and Relic Entertainment (Company of Heroes, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War).
Co-Founder of Amplitude Studios, Mathieu Girard, also seemed happy with the union between the two companies:
“Joining the SEGA family represents the culmination of five years of hard work from myself and Romain and everyone here at Amplitude Studios. For the Endless series to be alongside PC franchises with such heritage as Total War and Dawn of War in the SEGA Europe stable puts our games where we feel they deserve to be. We look forward to leveraging SEGA Europe’s expertise in the PC market to take the Endless series to the next level.”
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