Publisher Sega Europe has acquired Two Point Studios, the developer of Two Point Hospital.
The firm is the latest PC-centric game maker to join Sega's portfolio of developers, featuring alongside Football Manager maker Sports Interactive, Creative Assembly of Total War fame as well as Relic Entertainment, currently working on Age of Empires 4.
"It's a landmark step for Two Point Studios and we're thrilled to be joining the Sega family," studio co-founder Mark Webley (pictured) said.
"We're looking forward to executing the next phase of our plans as we continue to evolve Two Point County. It's a hugely exciting time to be a part of Two Point and we are here today thanks to the hard work, passion and dedication of our small, but amazingly talented team here in Farnham and the incredible fans that have supported us throughout and guided our continued development of Two Point Hospital."
Sega Europe president and COO Gary Dale added: "We're delighted to welcome Two Point Studios officially in to the Sega family. As a relatively new, British-based developer with a global hit already under their belts, we knew we had to move quickly on this deal because they are an extremely attractive investment proposition with a great deal of talent. The Searchlight team at Sega Europe have done a fantastic job integrating the studio over the past two years and the studio have gone on to produce a fantastic title with clear franchise potential."
We caught up with Two Point Studios art director Mark Smart and lead animator Chris Knott at Gamescom 2019 to discuss Two Point Hospital's development and how the developer was founded.