RuneScape maker Jagex has made its first-ever acquisition.
That's according to GamesIndustry.biz, which reports that the UK-based company has bought US games company Pipework Studios for an undisclosed sum. If that name sounds familiar, it's because Sumo Group acquired Pipeworks back in September 2020 for $100 million.
"That's massive for us," Jagex CEO Phil Mansell said.
"And it means we have a big presence in the US now where we didn't before. It means we've got proper access to the US talent market, and over half our players are in the US so that seems fitting as well."
He continued: "Pipeworks has a great team and a great business plan, and we're here to sponsor that. We're not going to change what they're doing on that front. They've got a great work-for-hire business, and we want to help them continue growing that. They've got some great owned IP and we can help them with that on the publishing front.
Disclaimer: Alex Calvin is a freelance writer who has worked with Jagex in the past on RuneScape: The First 20 Years.