Some good news for Paradox Interactive and developer Triumph Studios as the two houses become one, securing the future of the Danish developer.
As part of the news of the acquisition Paradox stated that "all ongoing projects will remain in development, and will be published by Paradox Interactive." The studio's last release was turn-based strategy Age of Wonders in 2014.
"Triumph Studios is a developer of our own heart. They are world-leading within their niche and have built a large and dedicated community over the years, counting quite a few Paradox employees among their hardcore fans. We have great faith in Lennart, Arno and the Triumph team, and our main focus now is to ensure that they can continue to create their magic under new ownership,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO at Paradox Interactive.
"We have been approached by others before with an interest to acquire us, but this is not merely a business transaction for us. This is a liaison with a partner that can help us grow sustainably by ensuring the stability and continuity needed for us to do more of what we do best - develop some of the best turn-based strategy games on the market today. Paradox is a good match for us both culturally and games-wise. They get it. It’s as simple as that, and we are extremely excited about the acquisition,” said Lennart Sas, CEO of Triumph Studios.
A new Age of Wonders announcement could be happening soon with an official Triumph Studios Announcement Stream taking place today via the Paradox Interactive Twitch.tv channel. Hopefully more about their on going projects will be revealed soon, though a new Overlord title is unlikely as Codemasters own the IP.