It has been announced that Sega Games – yes, Sega are still going – have purchased Amplitude. That’s not Amplitude the trippy musical game; that’s Amplitude the independent development studio, responsible for the Endless series, which has sold more than 2.4 million copies worldwide and comprises:
- Endless Space (2012)
- Endless Legend (2014)
- Dungeon of the Endless (2014)
A fourth title in the series, Endless Space 2, is currently in development by Amplitude Studios, and will presumably continue unchanged under new management.
Sega, as is customary for the purchaser in these situations, were particularly ebullient about their new acquisition:
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.” – Jurgen Post, President/COO for SEGA Europe Ltd.
We’ve not seen any comment from Amplitude Studios just yet, in the wake of the Sega acquisition. The business of video games rolls on.