Purchase, Investment Favor Game Devs

A couple of significant shifts took place in the game developer community this week.  Big Six, which deals in social games, was acquired by Hi5 Networks, and Warner Bros. bought a majority stake in Rocksteady Studios, the maker of the latest Batman game.

Unfortunately, some other important details – including the amounts of money that changed hands – weren’t disclosed.  So it’s hard to say just how much these developers were in demand.

Still, the fact that both of these big moves came in a single week appears to point to a trend, and hopefully developers in many other places will benefit from it.

Then here’s one other encouraging note: both Rocksteady Studios and Big Six are young organizations, having been founded in 2004 and 2003, respectively.

By Doug Caverly

Doug is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest eBusiness news.

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