Epic Games Blast 'Stupid Acquisitions' By Publishers

By Darryl Kaye on July 17, 2011, 5:21AM EDT

Epic Games' UK boss Mike Gamble has questioned the logic of some publishers who buy development studios without seemingly thinking about why they're buying them - something which then leads to their closure.

Gamble points at the recent closure of Black Rock Studios by Disney Interaction: "In my person opinion, yeah, there have been acquisitions by publishers of developers they really had no right "“ well, they had a right because they had the money - but what was the point of a well-known children's IP holder buying a hardcore racing studio? It doesn't make sense."

Bizarre Creations were also purchased by Activision and closed earlier this year due to "unfortunate circumstances." They hadn't performed to expectations.

Source: VideoGamer

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