Japanese anime and music production company Aniplex, which is owned by Sony music, has announced the acquisition of Delightworks (via Anime News Network). Delightworks is best known as the developer of popular free-to-play mobile tactical RPG Fate/Grand Order.
As part of the acquisition, Delightworks will be spun off from the company, and will then function as its own mobile development division as a wholly owned subsidiary. Production will change hands as the leadership changes, but the game will continue to be developed by Delightworks. Meanwhile, the company will also continue to work on projects outside of game development.
Interestingly, former Street Fighter producer and head honcho Yoshinori Ono left Capcom earlier this year, to then be appointed as president and COO of Delightworks. Read more on that through here.
Of course, it has to be mentioned that Sony and PlayStation have been eyeing the mobile space for some while now and have been making moves to establish a larger presence there. Whether or not Delightworks will have an important role to play in that remains to be seen.