Wednesday, August 17

Aniplex stays DELiGHTWORKS, where Capcom veterans and Tales saga work

Aniplex, owned by Sony Music, has made the following move to expand its business in the world of video games: It has signed an agreement with DELiGHTWORKS (Melty Blood: Type Lumina, Fate / Grand Order) for acquire all the shares of a new company. The name of this new company will be revealed shortly, and will serve as the successor in the DELiGHTWORKS business within the video game industry. This new firm will be “a corporate division,” as the companies have announced.

Aniplex expands its presence in the world of videogames with DELiGHTWORKS

As analyst Daniel Ahmad points out on his Twitter account, last year Sony Music generated approximately $ 1.1 billion that come from their mobile games. It should be noted that this figure works independently of the 25,000 million that the PlayStation division enters. Taking advantage of this beneficial context, Aniplex expects to complete the transaction in spring 2022.

This purchase is subject to the formation of the corporate division mentioned above and, of course, also depends on the approval and authorization of the relevant authorities. With the support of the staff, creators and workers of the new company, Aniplex aims to amplify its business within the world of videogames in this way. Disney: Twisted-Wonderland The Build Divide are games created by Aniplex, and they also took care of the publication of the aforementioned Fate / Grand Order.

A new division dedicated to the development of videogames will be created

In fact, according to the announcement shared by the companies, the production of Fate / Grand Order It will now be made up of Aniplex, Notes (TYPE-MOON) and the new company that will emerge from this transaction. The DELiGHTWORKS development team working on Fate / Grand Order be transferred to the new company. It seems that, in the future, DELiGHTWORKS will continue to operate as a company outside the video game business.

Names like Yoshinori Ono (ex Capcom and producer of the saga Street Fighter) e Hideo Baba (former producer of the Tales of) are part of DELiGHTWORKS. At the moment, this is all that has been announced regarding this trade move.

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