If you were wondering what was going to happen to all of Gazillion’s assets… You can stop. Things were pretty up in the air after Disney revoked the company’s license for Marvel Heroes. But after some time — and probably a good bit of negotiation — it’s been revealed that Trion Worlds now owns all of the now defunct company’s assets. This includes the full library of games, trademarks, patents, licenses, and domains.
The news of the acquisition comes via a Venture Beat interview with Trion’s CEO Scott Hartsman. During the interview Hartsman explained how the company plans to use the newly acquired properties, particularly technology and infrastructure, gained in the purchase. As it turns out, Trion plans to use this to build up its publishing service, offering developers everything they need to get their games in front of people while reducing their development cycle and avoiding things like crunch and lay offs.
Among items included in the Gazillion assets are a game engine that makes developing isometric games easier. That said, Trion is happy to work with game engine developers like Unity and Epic as well.
According to Harstman, his — and Trion Worlds’ — goal is to improve things for developers and give them a way to create games they’re passionate about while avoiding the more negative parts of working in the game industry. They also hope to provide developers with a wider reach than they would have otherwise.
If you’d like to read the interview in full, you can find it here.