Sega Bolsters Strategy Game Development Effort With New Studio Acquisition

Amplitude Studios joins the Sega family.

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Sega has announced its acquisition of Amplitude Studios, the French developer of Endless Space, Endless Legend, and Dungeon of the Endless.

"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," said Sega of Europe president Jurgen Post.

"Culturally, Amplitude is a fantastic fit for the business as it not only produces great games, but also has a proven track record in listening to fans and directly involving them in the ongoing development of their games through their GAMES2GETHER system."

Sega has cultivated an audience on PC through releasing strategy games. Its stable of strategy franchises includes Company of Heroes and Total War, which has numerous spin-offs set in different ages.

Most recently, Sega published Total War: Warhammer, which is based on Games Workshop's Warhammer Warhammer 40,000 property. In May, it also revealed Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3.

Amplitude is currently developing Endless Space 2.

Of course, Sega is also known for Sonic the Hedgehog and, on June 27, it confirmed the blue speedster will star in a brand new game set for launch in 2017.

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