Bigpoint Takes Over 49Games

Posted By | On 13th, Sep. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


Bigpoint has taken over the entire development studio 49Games. The development team consisting of 40 employees will now become part of Bigpoint’s international team and will be developing online games instead of console titles.

“The team at 49Games is one of the best development teams in the console sports-games industry. We’re very excited to add them to the Bigpoint team for our online games,” explains Heiko Hubertz, CEO and founder of Bigpoint. “Together with our development team, we’re going to continue our mission to deliver our users top-quality gaming fun.”

“I’m very pleased with Bigpoint’s acquisition of our development team and I’m confident that the team will deliver fantastic 3D MMOs for the quickly growing international online company,” claims Jan-Hendrik Ohl, CEO of 49Games GmbH.

“We plan on expanding,” states so Heiko Hubertz, “and so we’re still on the lookout for other excellent studios like 49 Games. In the future, we’re definitely going to make more international acquisitions.”

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