SEGA is continuing to make a concentrated push into being a dominating force on the PC platform. They’ve just announced that they’ve officially finished acquiring Amplitude Studios, the developer whose brought us the famed Endless series of games such as Endless Space and Endless Legend.
SEGA purchased Amplitude Studios, will dominate PC gaming realm
They’re already well known for the Total War series of games including the rather well received foray into fantasy they did with Total War: Warhammer. They don’t necessarily have a large presence outside of that franchise, and Football Manager, so this purchase will give them far more IP to play with on one of the largest gaming platforms. What this means for the future of Amplitude Studios is a bit up in the air, though the infusion of cash and capital behind them should help to bolster development.
“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. 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.
– Jurgen Post, President and COO SEGA Europe
Mathieu Girard, one of the co-founders of Amplitude Studios, too, is rather excited about the acquisition.
“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.”
Overall it should be a rather positive development for PC gamers everywhere. They have some compelling 4X strategy choices, and they’re likely going to get a whole lot more compelling too.