SEGA’s dominance in the PC strategy games sector continues with their acquisition of Amplitude Studios, the developers of the Endless series. The French studio have amassed over two million sales between Endless Legend, Endless Space and Dungeon of the Endless.
The acquisition is already in effect, meaning the fourth game in the Endless series - Endless Space 2 will be published by SEGA. Endless Space 2 will be launching on Steam Early Access later this year, so fans will have that to look forward to. In addition to this, SEGA will also take over the publishing of Amplitude Studios back catalogue of games, as well as any future content for those games.
“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.”
“Joining the SEGA family represents the culmination of five years of hard work from myself and Romain and everyone here at Amplitude Studios” said Mathieu Girard, Co-Founder of 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.”
Just to remind you, SEGA already owned Sports Interactive (Football Manager), Relic Entertainment (Company of Heroes and Dawn of War), Creative Assembly (Total War) and now Amplitude Studios. If you haven’t already been associating SEGA with PC strategy games, you’d better start doing so now.