Sega has acquired French developer Amplitude, best known for the Endless franchise. Sega purchased all of the shares from the developer on July 1st, however, the total amount was not revealed.
Amplitude Studios is an independent game studio established in 2011 by Mathieu Girard and Romain de Waubert de Genlis. Amplitude Studios are best known for their turn-based strategy titles. The Endless series has garnered acclaim and popularity thanks to its compelling strategic features and high quality graphics which have resulted in more than 2.4 million copies sold worldwide, across its three titles.
“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 Jurgen Post, President/COO for SEGA Europe Ltd. “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 move is an effort from Sega to improve its PC portfolio in North America and Europe.