Not that there was any doubt to its veracity, but the news of two days ago has been official confirmed: gamigo has acquired the "major assets" of Trion Worlds, giving the German publisher "full publishing rights" to the American developer's IPs and games.
The press release announcing the transaction is full of the usual business-speak, including talk of "strengthen[ing] gamigo's position in the European and American gaming market" to "unlock substantial synergies" and "benefit from the remarkable growth potential that the gaming market offers." The acquisition is expected to add $18 million to gamigo's revenue, "following the restructuring and integration of Trion" -- a process that, as indicated by the massive layoffs at Trion Worlds, has apparently already begun.
An interesting point, however, is that one game is left out of the announcement, which describes Trion and the sale as:
publisher and developer of online and console MMO-games, well-known games such as Rift, Defiance, Trove and ArcheAge in its portfolio. Trion was acquired via an "Assignment for the Benefit of the Creditors" process, in which the buyer only buys those assets, with which he wishes to continue the business.
Notice something missing there? Atlas Reactor isn't named as one of Trion's games, so it may not be one of the "assets" that gamigo "wishes to continue." I originally thought that two of Trion's games were in trouble, but, judging by this wording, maybe Defiance will survive the transition, while Atlas Reactor is headed for the scrap heap.
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
Hellgate: London Rises From The Dead... This Time On Steam
It's baaaaack.By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 years ago
You May Enjoy
Destiny 2 Looks To Change The PvE Meta With Season 20 Weapons Update
Bungie unleashes the nerf bat on the current Destiny 2 meta.By Troy Blackburn - 5 days ago
Legends Of Runeterra 2023 Roadmap Announces New Quarterly Content Cycles, Offering A Variety Of Updates Each Month
2023 is shaping up to be a year of new additions and changes to content distribution.By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
Terror Reigns From The Skies In Season 3 Of The Cycle: Frontier
The new Howler monster can fly, and it's terrifying!By Troy Blackburn - 5 days ago
Gundam Evolution Season 3 Is Live Now, Welcome The New Hyperion Gundam
The third season will end on April 5.By Aspen Pash - 4 days ago
Turtle Rock Studios Is Done Developing New Content For Back 4 Blood And Ready To Focus On Its Next Project
All things must come to an end. Particularly when you don’t have the resources to maintain it.By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 days ago
Marvel Snap’s Battle Mode Goes Live Today And You Can Finally Challenge Friends
It’s time to challenge your friends to see who's the stronger player.By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago