Infogrames acquires Surgeon Simulator IP


Atari publishing arm Infogrames has announced they’ve acquired the Surgeon Simulator intellectual property from tinyBuild.

The new acquisition will see Infogrames expanding distribution, potentially develop new titles or content, and naturally explore brand and merchandising collabs as part of a long-term plan to preserve and expand the franchise.

“More than 10 years after the release of the original, Surgeon Simulator remains a popular and unique franchise,” said Infogrames Manager, Geoffroy Châteauvieux. “This was a rare opportunity to acquire a game with a timeless appeal, and we are excited to have Surgeon Simulator within the Infogrames portfolio.”

Here’s a rundown on the franchise:

The popular medical operation sim combines first-person transplants, life-saving heroics, and dark humor with unexpected surgical theaters (a moving ambulance, hospital hallways, and even zero-gravity space).

The humourous, over-the-top operation sim began with the release of Surgeon Simulator for PC and Mac in 2013. The original was updated with more implausible surgery and ported to mobile and PS4 in 2014. Surgeon Simulator VR: Meet The Medic brought the franchise to VR on PlayStation 4 and Windows in 2016. The franchise reached the Nintendo Switch in 2018 with Surgeon Simulator CPR. A totally new sequel with four-player online co-op, Surgeon Simulator 2: Access All Areas, reached PC in 2020 and Xbox in 2021.

Surgeon Simulator is the second casual multiplayer sim added to the portfolio by Infogrames, which acquired the game, trademarks, and underlying property of Totally Reliable Delivery Service in April 2024.

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