SEGA has announced today that it has acquired Two Point Studio, the developer of Two Point Hospital.
The studio will join Creative Assembly, Relic, Amplitude, Sports Interactive and HARDlight as an integrate pillar in the roster of studios for the publisher.
Two Point Studios was set up in 2016 by former Lionhead alumni, Gary Carr, Mark Webley and Ben Hymers with the goal to create accessible games with understated depth.
Speaking on the acquisition Gary Dale, President/COO for SEGA Europe Ltd had this to say:
“We’re delighted to welcome Two Point Studios officially in to the SEGA family. As a relatively new, British-based developer with a global hit already under their belts, we knew we had to move quickly on this deal because they are an extremely attractive investment proposition with a great deal of talent. The Searchlight team at SEGA Europe have done a fantastic job integrating the studio over the past two years and the studio have gone to produce a fantastic title with clear franchise potential.”
Mark Webley, Co-Founder of Two Point Studios had this to say:
“It’s a landmark step for Two Point Studios and we’re thrilled to be joining the SEGA family. We’re looking forward to executing the next phase of our plans as we continue to evolve Two Point County. It’s a hugely exciting time to be a part of Two Point and we are here today thanks to the hard work, passion and dedication of our small, but amazingly talented team here in Farnham and the incredible fans that have supported us throughout and guided our continued development of Two Point Hospital.”
The acquisition means that Two Point Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA.