In an interesting move, Sega has acquired Two Point Studios, the developers of Two Point Hospital.
Two Point Studios was founded in 2016 by veterans from the now-defunct Lionhead Studios. The studio has grown to 17 developers, some of which worked on games like Fable and Alien: Isolation. The team released their first game (Two Point Hospital) on PC in August 2018.
The team is now a part of the studios under the umbrella of Sega Europe, including Creative Assembly, Relic Entertainment, Amplitude Studios and Hardlight.
“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 and 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.”
This expansion is solid move for Sega Europe and we’ll be sure to cover any future developments.