A booster shot for Sega’s secure.
Sega has acquired Two Level Studios as a part of its Searchlight initiative.
Two Level Studios developed and launched Two Level Hospital final yr, with Sega on publishing duties. However the brand new deal sees the small Brititish studio introduced into the Sega secure of builders, which additionally consists of Sports activities Interactive, Relic Leisure, and Artistic Meeting.
Two Level Hospital is ready within the fictional space of Two Level County, and the studio intends for a franchise of simulation video games to happen in the identical world. Sega says that Two Level Studios has a number of unannounced titles in improvement as a result of be revealed within the coming months, and so it appears wise to anticipate extra Two Level-branded video games.
“It is a landmark step for Two Level Studios and we’re thrilled to be becoming a member of the Sega household,” stated Mark Webley, co-founder of Two Level Studios and one of many 17-strong staff. “We’re trying ahead to executing the subsequent section of our plans as we proceed to evolve Two Level County. It is a vastly thrilling time to be part of Two Level and we’re right here at present due to the onerous work, ardour and dedication of our small, however amazingly proficient staff right here in Farnham and the unimaginable followers which have supported us all through and guided our continued improvement of Two Level Hospital.”
The acquisition is the primary to be performed as a part of Sega Europe’s Searchlight initiative, which intends to seek out new expertise and IPs. Two Level Hospital has proved a vital and business success, and so is a logical selection for Sega.
We gave Two Level Hospital an eight.four in our enthusiastic evaluate, noting that it offers a shocking quantity of depth alongside its enjoyable sense of humour. No shock, actually, contemplating the a number of the builders labored on Theme Hospital.
Matt Purslow is IGN UK’s Information and Leisure Author. You’ll be able to observe him on Twitter.