Sega has acquired Two Point Hospital developer Two Point Studios

Written by Neil Soutter on Thu, May 9, 2019 9:45 AM
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Following the pretty much expected success of Two Point Hospital, Sega has announced it has acquired Two Point Studios.

Two Point Studios are a UK-based outfit comprised of a number of ex-Bullfrog and Lionhead alumni, including folks who’d worked on the likes of Theme Hospital, Black & White, and Fable. A talented bunch then, and it always meant Two Point Hospital was in pretty safe hands.

"We're delighted to welcome Two Point Studios officially into the SEGA family,” said Gary Dale, President/COO for SEGA Europe Ltd.

“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 on to produce a fantastic title with clear franchise potential."

The acquisition was part of Sega’s new Searchlight programme which aims to hunt out the best new development talent and IPs, bringing them under Sega’s wing. It means Sega continues to be a growing force in PC gaming and is now probably the most important publisher in terms of strategy and management titles. In addition to Two Point Studios, Sega also owns Total War developer Creative Assembly, Football Manager’s Sports Interactive, Relic Entertainment (of Company of Heroes & Dawn of War fame), and Amplitude Studios, the team behind Endless Space and Endless Legend. It’s a hell of a repertoire for Sega, a Japan publisher which two decades ago was gearing up for the launch of its new console.

It’s a great show of faith in Two Point as well, who’ll now have the financial backing to continue developing new games in the Two Point County franchise. Two Point Hospital was certainly an impressive debut, racking up an 8.5/10 in our review here on GD.

"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.”

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16:45 May-09-2019

Glad to hear this. Was happy when Two Point Hospital was announced. I was even happier when I saw how successful it's become. Bullfrog would be proud.

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13:54 May-09-2019

i see sega is trying to get into the tycoon game against Frontier.

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09:49 May-09-2019

Sega does an incredible Job, the Games under Sega getting lots of Support, even after Launch!

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10:24 May-09-2019

For sure, they've come a long way since their low point 10 years ago or so, got a ton of PC stuff now

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10:51 May-09-2019

Except for CoH and WH40K :/

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10:55 May-09-2019

yeah fair enough, didn't realise that was all over a decade ago now lol. Make that low point 15 years ago

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11:12 May-09-2019

WH 40k DoW 3 is from 2017 and it's utter garbage.

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