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Bigpoint Acquires Radon Labs, Confirms 'Drakensang 3'

by Rainier on June 4, 2010 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT

Browser-based video game developer Bigpoint announced the acquisition of Radon Labs, developer know for Drakensang who recently filed for bankruptcy due to financial concerns, and thus gains more than 35 new employees.

Bigpoint CEO and Founder, Heiko Hubertz, views the deal as an important strategic move for the company, “Under Bernd and André’s leadership, Radon Labs became one of Germany’s top three development studios. We’re excited to add their highly qualified workforce to Bigpoint as we continue to push the limits of what’s possible in online gaming. This acquisition is also greater proof that the market continues to consolidate. As such, we plan to purchase additional studios, both in Germany and abroad, to support our long-term growth strategy.”

2010 marks an important year for Bigpoint’s global expansion, with new locations now operational in Berlin and San Francisco (Bigpoint Inc.), in addition to Malta (Bigpoint International) and the company’s headquarters in Hamburg. In recent months, Bigpoint’s workforce has increased to over 500 employees worldwide.

In keeping with Bigpoint’s focus, Drakensang 3 – the next installment from the extremely successful fantasy RPG series – will be released in 2011.

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