No it is not April 1st but it is Friday, the day for odd news, although I don’t think anyone could have predicted the headline above.
Digital Extremes, the chaps behind a load of pinball games and the free to play shooter RPG, Warframe, have agreed a deal in which they will be acquired by two Chinese companies. The first is Perfect World, a company that specialises in MMORPGS with Chinese characteristics. They have a history of buying western developers having purchased Cryptic Studios (City of Heroes) back in May 2011.
The second company grabbing a slice of the Digital Extremes pie is Sumpo Food Holdings. They are a “well-known chicken meat products suppliers in Fujian” and “ranked 44th out of 90 amongst the Competitive Enterprises of Meat Products Industry in the PRC in 2008.”
Sumpo are the main suppliers for KFC in the region and their website lists a number of awards, including “National Model Enterprise for Processing and Export of Agricultural Products” and “Products without public hazard”. If you want a hazard free chicken wing in Fujian, then these are your guys.
I don’t think I am ever going to top that last sentence, so I shall stop writing.
Source: Sumpo Food Holdings