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Sega announces acquisition of Endless Space developer Amplitude Studios

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The French developer focuses on turn-based games

Sega Games announced today it has acquired Paris-based Amplitude Studios, saying the move will strengthen its roster of PC games and development in Europe.

Amplitude Studios, which has worked on the turn-based science fiction game series, Endless Space, was founded in 2011 by former Ubisoft employees. Over the last five years, the studio has released a variety of Windows PC games including Endless Space, Endless Legend and Dungeon of the Endless. The studio is currently working on a followup to Endless Space, called Endless Space 2.

The acquisition of Amplitude Studios marks another purchase of a studio that specializes in strategy games for the publisher. Creative Assembly, Sports Assembly and Relic Entertainment, and publish popular titles like Football Manager and Company of Heroes under those banners. With the purchase of Amplitude Studios, Sega Games is looking to increase its presence in the global market for both PC and turn-based games, continuing its recent trend.