Sumo Group is in the process of a major takeover by Tencent.
It’s been a year with multiple major takeovers in the gaming industry, with Microsoft, EA and Tencent being notable companies investing in acquisitions. Today brings an example of how these acquisitions filter down to small but successful publishers and developers, with Sumo Group confirming an acquisition of Auroch Digital for ‘ at least £6 million ($8.32 million).’
Auroch Digital has developed and published some enjoyable titles on Switch in recent years, including The Colonists and Mars Horizon; the latter is a rather detailed and fascinating simulation of the space race. Sumo Group ‘considers Auroch’s 48 staff a complementary development team to support Secret Mode’, which is the group’s own publishing division. Nevertheless Auroch will retain its name and continue to be led by company founder Tomas Rawlings.
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