Two Point Hospital Developer Two Point Studios Has Been Acquired by SEGA
Two Point Studios, the British developer of Theme Hospital successor Two Point Hospital made up of Lionhead alumni, has been acquired by SEGA Europe.
While SEGA’s Japanese developers and series are usually the ones in the spotlight, SEGA Europe has been acquiring studios like Creative Assembly, Relic Entertainment, Sports Interactive, and Amplitude Studios to strengthen the company’s PC lineup. Today, they confirmed that they have acquired Two Point Studios, the developers of 2018’s great Theme Hospital successor Two Point Hospital, adding the British developer to their already strong PC developer lineup.
SEGA has confirmed that Two Point Hospital itself “will take its place alongside SEGA Europe’s other illustrious franchises,” so hopefully we haven’t seen the last of it. While they didn’t give exact sales numbers, the press release confirming the acquisition states that Two Point Hospital found “critical acclaim and commercial success.” SEGA Europe and Two Point Studios confirmed that the team is currently working on multiple unannounced projects, some of which may be detailed in 2019.
A comment from Two Point Studios’ Mark Webley also seems to suggest these games will “evolve Two Point County”” putting them in the same world as Two Point Hospital. SEGA’s Gary Dale also says the Two Point series has “great franchise potential” so I wouldn’t be surprised to see more games tangentally related to Two Point Hospital in the future.
Two Point Studios is a fairly young developer, having been founded by form Lionhead Studios alumni Gary Carr, Mark Webley and Ben Hymers in 2016. That being said, Mark Webley seems elated to be a part of SEGA now. “It’s a landmark step for Two Point Studios and we’re thrilled to be joining the SEGA family…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,” he stated.
SEGA Europe President and COO Gary Dale also seems happy to have found and acquired Two Point Studios via the SEGA Searchlight initiative. “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,” Gary Dale commented.
If you’re interested in seeing what Two Point Hospital is all about, you can check out its launch trailer below. When SEGA and Two Point Studios unveil whatever is coming next from them, you can be sure that DualShockers will let you know.