Two Point Studios Joins the SEGA Family
Sega Europe has announced that they have acquired Two Point Hospital developer Two Point Studios.
Two Point Studios was founded by Mark Webly, Gary Carr, and Ben Hymers in 2016. With this new deal, the British developer joins the slate of Sega developers, which also includes Creative Assembly, Relic Entertainment, and Sports Interactive.
The small Farnham-based developer released their debut title Two Point Hospital last August, a spiritual successor to the classic Theme Hospital. With Sega behind publishing, it was both a critical and financial success. The game is set in the fictional Two Point County, and the original plan was to have multiple simulation-type games set in the same area. In our review, we said that “this game will suck many hours of your life from you before you know it, but along the way, it will also deliver a healthy dose of fun and laughter.”
“It’s a landmark step for Two Point Studios and we’re thrilled to be joining the Sega family,” Webley said. “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 is also the first one as part of Sega Europe’s Searchlight program, a new initiative to find new talent and IP opportunities. Sega has already confirmed that the studio has multiple unannounced games in development that will reveal more about in the coming months.
“We’re delighted to welcome Two Point Studios officially into the Sega family,” said Sega Europe president and COO Gary Dale. “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 has gone on to produce a fantastic title with clear franchise potential.”
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