Sega Europe has purchased Amplitude Studios, the developer of the Endless franchise.
There is a problem in Hollywood - and wherever expensive vessels get launched onto unpredictable seas - that you might want to call the Awkward Problem. And it is, inevitably, an awkward problem. The root of the issue is very probably the sad fact that money and taste rarely exist in the same place for very long, so whenever a big studio, say, nears the completion of a costly project, it starts to get nervous about the decisions that have been made along the way.
They're making no boasts about being trendsetters but, long before Amplitude Studios put Endless Legend on Early Access, before Early Access even existed, they were already experimenting with Games2Gether, their "brand new way for players around the world to participate in the creation of a video game." Games2Gether helped Amplitude to develop their début title, the 4X strategy Endless Space, polling players to see what was popular and even letting them pitch their ideas to the team.
Endless Space developer Amplitude Studios has announced that it will be making two more titles in what we'll now call the Endless series, with 4x strategy prequel Endless Legend and roguelike tower-defense game Dungeon of the Endless.
Due next spring on PC, Endless Legend will be most familiar to fans of the indie studio's previous outing as it's another 4x strategy affair, meaning players will explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate a civilization, only this time in a fantasy setting.
You'll play as one of eight civilizations in both single and multiplayer as you must survive through increasingly harsh climates, striving to discover the secret behind the increasingly long winters on your planet, Auriga.