We have just announced the sale of Amplitude Studios to SEGA.
SEGA Europe’s president/COO Jurgen Post commented:
To have the opportunity to add a studio with the growing reputation of Amplitude’s, to the SEGA family, is an exciting one and reinforces SEGA Europe’s position as a market leader in publishing high quality PC games.
Culturally, Amplitude are a fantastic fit for the business as they not only produce great games, but also have a proven track record in listening to their fans and directly involving them in the ongoing development of their games through their GAMES2GETHER system.
Our co-founder and CEO Mathieu Girard said:
Joining the SEGA family represents the culmination of five years of hard work from myself and Romain and everyone here at Amplitude Studios. For the Endless series to be alongside PC franchises with such heritage as Total War and Dawn of War in the SEGA Europe stable puts our games where we feel they deserve to be. We look forward to leveraging SEGA Europe’s expertise in the PC market to take the Endless series to the next level.
Amplitude Studios co-founder Romain de Waubert added:
Of course you could wonder, “Why Sega?” If you were to ask just Mathieu and I, we could easily answer with the words “Creative Assembly and Relic!” because we are HUGE fans of their games. The opportunity to join them is incredible for us, a real dream come true.
But the bigger reason why we wanted to join SEGA was how they treat their internal studios. Often, studios are controlled by a central department that dictates what games they should do, and how and when. But SEGA is a company that offers its support to the creators, positioning itself as a service provider, helping studios to reach their goals with only one objective in mind: Quality!
Now is the time to look back at the Amplitude story.
What began for me as a ten minutes pitch at Telecom ParisTech in the spring of 2011 has grown into a formidable fifty-four-person video game studio, one of the most interesting European developers.
Mathieu Girard and Romain de Waubert, it has been an honor and a privilege working with you. As we look toward our next endless adventures, I raise my glass to you, dear friends.
L.T. Sachs has been a proud member of Amplitude Studios Board of Directors (2011-2016)