Zynga has announced they’ve acquired Torchlight III developer Echtra Games.
The acquisition will strengthen Zynga’s cross-platform play future with new talent that sport cross-platform play experience, as well as proprietary cross-platform development tools and technologies built on top of the Unreal Engine. Also, Echtra Games are working on a new, unannounced RPG that sports cross-platform play.
“Max and his team at Echtra Games are responsible for some of the most legendary game properties ever created, and they are experts in the action RPG genre and cross-platform development. I’m excited to welcome the Echtra Games team into the Zynga family,” said Frank Gibeau, Chief Executive Officer of Zynga. “This acquisition will be instrumental in growing our iconic licenses and brands from mobile to PCs and consoles, while helping to further expand Zynga’s total addressable market.”
“Echtra Games is delighted to be joining the Zynga family,” said Max Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer of Echtra Games. “We share Zynga’s vision that cross-platform play is an essential part of the future of RPGs and interactive entertainment and are eager to apply our vast experience and talents to this effort.”