The prolific MMO developer Bigpoint
is answering to couple of new bosses today. According to Gamasutra
, Summit Partners
and TA Associates
have banded together to heavily invest in the company -- and by doing so, to take a controlling share in Bigpoint. The two firms, which are now on the board of directors, have jointly invested $350 million into Bigpoint. These funds will recapitalize the studio and expand its presence worldwide.
Bigpoint founder and CEO Heiko Hubertz
, who controls 30 percent of the company, appears optimistic: "The investment by TA Associates and Summit Partners is a validation of Bigpoint's leadership position within the gaming industry, and will give us a huge boost toward becoming one of the most successful gaming companies worldwide."
Bigpoint has a wide portfolio of titles including Battlestar Galactica Online
, and the upcoming Drakensang Online