Sony acquires Bungie for $3.6 billion, studio to remain multiplatform with ability to self-publish
Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Bungie, known as the creator of world-famous series like Halo and Destiny. The deal worth $3.6 billion should help PlayStation reach a wider audience.
Take-Two acquiring Zynga in “transformative” deal worth $12.7 billion
Take-Two announced a definitive agreement to acquire Zynga, creating “one of the largest publicly traded interactive entertainment companies in the world.” Take-Two will pay approximately $12.7 billion acquiring all of the outstanding shares of Zynga in a cash and stock transaction.
Embracer Group snaps up Perfect World Entertainment through Gearbox, as well as four other companies
Embracer Group’s shopping spree continues. The Swedish holding has acquired five companies, including publisher Dark Horse and Perfect World Entertainment. The latter will become a part of Gearbox Entertainment in a deal worth $125 million.
Rock Band creator Harmonix joins Epic Games to develop musical journeys for Fortnite
Epic Games has announced an acquisition of Harmonix, a studio known for its Rock Band series. The team will create special music content for Fortnite as a part of the game’s shift towards the metaverse. The financial terms of the deal remain undisclosed.
Supercell invests €13 million in HypeHype, platform for creating and remixing mobile games
HypeHype, formerly known as Frogmind, has raised €13 million from Supercell. The company will spend this investment to develop and support its own platform, which allows users to create and remix their own mobile titles.
M.O.B.A. Network acquires gaming forum ResetEra.com for $4.5 million
M.O.B.A. Network, which acquires, develops and operates gaming communities, has snapped up gaming forum ResetEra.com for $4.5 million. The company has paid $3.55 million upon closing the deal, with another $1 million to be paid by 31 December 2021.
Tencent becomes Bloober Team’s largest shareholder by acquiring 22% of its shares for $19.5 million
Tencent continues to invest in Western developers by acquiring 21.97% of Bloober Team shares for PLN 77.6 million ($19.5 million). The deal makes the Chinese tech giant the biggest shareholder of the Polish studio.
Nacon acquires 100% of Ishtar Games and creates new indie label
French publisher Nacon announced that it has acquired 100% of the Ishtar Games studio. This deal will also include the launch of the new Ishtar label, which will “develop the creation and marketing of high-potential “independent” games.”