In a press release today, Sega has announced the complete acquisition of Amplitude Studios, creator of the Endless Series and current developer of the much anticipated Endless Space 2. Jurgen Post, President/COO for SEGA Europe had this to say:
“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.”
With this latest acquisition, Sega have added to their already impressive collection of strategy developers. Amplitude Studios will be joining the likes of Creative Assembly (Total War Series), Relic Entertainment (Company of Heroes, Dawn of War), and Sports Interactive (Football Manager Series).
More specific information regarding effects on Amplitude Studios can be found on their forums. Endless Space 2 is expected to release onto Steam Early Access later this year. You can find more information regarding the game on its Steam page.