Adobe Drives 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects

Acquisition Accelerates Adobe’s Position in 360 Video Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) has announced it has acquired all SkyBox technology from Mettle, a global developer of best-in-class 360-degree and virtual reality software. The acquisition comes at a time when increasing numbers of creators, global brands and media and entertainment companies are embracing 360/VR and are looking […]

Take-Two Interactive acquires Spanish mobile game publisher Social Point for up to $276 million.

Authors: Steve Payne & John Ascher-Roberts Transaction Overview On February 1, 2017, Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced an agreement to acquire Barcelona-based mobile game publisher Social Point for $250 million and another $25.9 million in potential earnouts. Target Description Social Point develops mobile, action, social, and strategy free-to-play games. Its most popular game offerings are […]

Microsoft Acquires Simplygon to Accelerate “3D for Everyone”

Microsoft acquired Simplygon on Jan. 17 for an undisclosed amount to further develop Microsoft’s “3D for Everyone” vision. Simplygon, which developed by Donya Labs AB, a privately held company based in Sweden, develops 3D-optimization solutions for game developers, focusing on helping developers create 3D content faster, streamlining the workflow.   This saves AAA game studios […]

Intel Is Building a Broad Portfolio of Solutions to Deliver Immersive Sports Experiences for Athletes, Fans and Content Producers

Intel to Acquire VR Startup VOKE for Immersive Sports Intel announced on their website that it has acquired VR Startup VOKE for Immersive Sports. Sports is being revolutionized by data and the ability to capture, connect, analyze and interact with it. We call this the digitization of sports. At Intel, we’re building a broad portfolio […]

Ubisoft Acquires Mobile Publisher Ketchapp

Ubisoft Becomes Fourth Biggest Mobile Game Publisher In Terms Of Downloads And Increases Its Expertise in Mobile Advertising Ubisoft announced it has acquired Ketchapp to join its international network of studios. With this addition, Ubisoft expands its footprint in digital and mobile gaming and becomes the fourth largest mobile game publisher when measured by number of […]