|Notice of SEGA Games’ Acquisition of Amplitude Studios|
SEGA Games (Headquarters: Tokyo, President, Representative Director, and Chief Executive Officer: Haruki Satomi), a subsidiary of SEGA Holdings (Headquarters: Tokyo, President, Representative Director, and Chief Operating Officer: Hideki Okamura) acquired all shares of Amplitude Studios (Headquarters: Paris, France) on July 1, 2016 in order to further strengthen its PC game portfolio and development capabilities in the U.S. and European regions.
Amplitude Studios has released three titles within the “Endless” series; “Endless Space (2012)”, “Endless Legend (2014)” and “Dungeon of the Endless (2014)”, with a fourth, “Endless Space 2”, currently in development.
Amplitude Studios is an independent game studio established in 2011 by Mathieu Girard and Romain de Waubert de Genlis. Amplitude Studios are highly regarded for their turn-based strategy titles, specialising in 4X PC games for US and European market. 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.”
SEGA Games already owns a number of prolific development studios including; “Creative Assembly”, “Sports Interactive”, “Relic Entertainment” and is responsible for hugely successful IPs such as “Total War”, “Football Manager”, “Company of Heroes” and “Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War” in the PC game field, a large and ever-growing market in Western countries and Asia.
With this acquisition, SEGA Games will increase its presence in the global games market. Amplitude Studios’ top-quality content and accumulated development know-how will allow the SEGA Group to continue to bring high-quality entertainment experiences to their customers.
A message from the studio: Amplitude joins the SEGA family!