Indie developer RedLynx has just announced that they have been purchased by French publishing giant Ubisoft. RedLynx CEO Tero Virtala announced the sale via the developer’s official forums, where a full press release can be found.
According to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot: “The team at RedLynx has developed exceptionally strong digital brands that stand out for their high replay value, their long tail sales and their multiplatform positioning. We are delighted to welcome RedLynx to the Ubisoft family. Their expertise in asynchronous online games and physics-based game mechanics provides us with a great opportunity to bring their powerful brands, most notably Trials, to an even broader range of fast-growing digital platforms.”
Trials 2 is still set to launch in the next few months so no changes have been made as a result of this acquisition. Ubisoft has been extending its reach into the domain of digital game sales across multiple platforms. For RedLynx, they will be able to benefit from Ubisoft’s online presence and market penetration. According to Virtala: “With Ubisoft, a wider audience will get the chance to enjoy our games, we‘ll generate more value for our brands, and also leverage our experience more broadly in digital distribution channels”.