The developers of Two Point Hospital, the inventively named Two Point Studios, have been snapped up by Sega, joining Creative Assembly, Sports Interactive, Relic Entertainment, Amplitude Studios and HARDlight. Two Point Studios had already been working with SEGA Europe in a publishing partnership capacity since the start of 2017 as part of SEGA Europe’s Searchlight programme.
The studio is said to be working on “several exciting unannounced projects” which will be revealed over the coming months. Two Point, which is based in based in Farnham, Surrey, was formed in 2016 by Lionhead alumni, Gary Carr, Mark Webley and Ben Hymers, and has seventeen employees at present, many of these have worked on big games such as Alien: Isolation and Fable.
“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,” said Gary Dale, President/COO for SEGA Europe Ltd. “The Searchlight team at SEGA Europe have done a fantastic job integrating the studio over the past two years and the studio have gone on to produce a fantastic title with clear franchise potential.”
“It’s a landmark step for Two Point Studios and we’re thrilled to be joining the SEGA family. We’re looking forward to executing the next phase of our plans as we continue to evolve Two Point County” said Mark Webley, Co-Founder of Two Point Studios. “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.”
Source: Press release