A little bit out of the blue, but not too surprising of a decision announced today as SEGA acquired Two Point Studios this week. The studio made a big name for themselves last year when they released the hospital simulator game Two Point Hospital, the game in which the studio got its name by. The company was formed in 2016 by former Lionhead alumni, Gary Carr, Mark Webley, and Ben Hymers, and while the company only has one game under the banner they’ve created an impressive first entry into their library. Here’s a few quotes from this morning’s press release about the acquisition.
“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,” said Gary Dale, President/COO for SEGA Europe Ltd. “The Searchlight team at SEGA Europe have done a fantastic job integrating the studio over the past two years and the studio have gone on to produce a fantastic title with clear franchise potential.”
“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” said Mark Webley, Co-Founder of Two Point Studios. “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.”