Two Point Studios Joins The Sega Family After Acquisition

The developer of Two Point Hospital is part of Sega Europe's Searchlight program.
Sega has acquired game developer Two Point Studios, who's responsible for Two Point Hospital.
Sega has acquired game developer Two Point Studios, who's responsible for Two Point Hospital. Two Point Studios

Sega has acquired new talent, in the form of developer Two Point Studios.

Sega Europe announced the good news today via a press release, stating that Two Point Studios has officially joined the Sega family. The developer is best known for Two Point Hospital, a hospital management sim available on Steam for the PC, Mac and Linux. Check it out (it’s very entertaining and extremely intuitive) on Steam here.

Two Point Hospital was the debut game for Two Point Studios, and it was released last August to positive reviews and great sales. Two Point Studios was founded by Mark Webley, Gary Carr, and Ben Hymers back in 2016. The hospital sim title was developed closely by both Webley and Carr, and they both saw it as kind of a spiritual sequel to Bullfrog’s Theme Hospital, another title released more than 20 years ago which the pair worked together on. Two Point Hospital is set to be the first of a franchise of simulation games sharing the same tones and set in the same setting – the fictional Two Point County.

Mark Webley has expressed his excitement in joining Sega, stating, "We're looking forward to executing the next phase of our plans as we continue to evolve Two Point County. 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."

The acquisition of Two Point Studios by Sega is the first stemming from their European division’s Searchlight program. This program is an initiative that aims to identify fresh and brand-new talent, which could bring about new IP opportunities for the experienced publisher. This could be a good opportunity for new blood to develop their skills in the industry, and major props to Sega for funding an actually talented and promising studio.

Sega has also stated that Two Point has multiple new projects in the works, which will be revealed in the coming months. All I’m hoping for is a Two Point Police or Two Point School, to be honest.


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