Turbine brings Asheron 'In-house'
As you may have spotted in yesterday's news, Turbine Entertainment have just acquired an impressive $18 million in investment capital, which the US developer has already confirmed it is using to fund the in-house publishing of D&D Online, as well as to prop-up development of Middle-Earth Online which is proceeding apace.
Further to yesterday's big announcements then, comes additional word the developer as also bought the rights to Asheron's Call from Microsoft - the publisher of the Turbine developed MMORPG. The acquisition includes the two existing games in the series; and the respective add-on pack, however the handover to Turbine is expected to take nearly a year, as billing, technical support and the like are all transferred.
"As the franchise's creator, Turbine has always felt a tremendous obligation to Asheron's Call and the people who play it," enthused Turbine's Jeffrey Anderson. "We're excited to have the opportunity to build upon the success that the Asheron's Call franchise reached under Microsoft's management."
The sum of money involved in this acquisition is unknown.
- Darth Revan to make a return in Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Quake Live arrives on Steam
- Survivor mode to bring lots of extra content for Alien: Isolation
- Microsoft to release a special version of the Xbox One controller for PC
- Don't be fooled by the violins and sunflowers, The Evil Within's TGS trailer is scary
- 2K Games revives the NHL 2K franchise for mobiles
- Sledgehammer bringing a touch of Dead Space's immersive design to Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- 343 on the absence of Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach from the Master Chief Collection: We ran out of disc space
- Latest PS3 update for Minecraft adds save transfer to PS4 support, Vita version still in testing