Ubisoft has acquired RedLynx, the Finish studio behind the highly acclaimed digital game series Trials.
Founded in 2000, RedLynx has developed more than 100 titles for a wide range of digital distribution channels, including PC, consoles, mobile phones, tablets and interactive TV.
Trials, RedLynx's flagship brand, has now become one of the best-selling games ever on Xbox LIVE Arcade, with over two million paid downloads across the main game and both DLCs. Trials Evolution, the next title in the franchise, will be released in the coming months.
Commenting on the acquisition, Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft, stated: "The team at RedLynx has developed exceptionally strong digital brands that stand out for their high replay value, their long tail sales and their multiplatform positioning. We are delighted to welcome RedLynx to the Ubisoft family. Their expertise in asynchronous online games and physics-based game mechanics provides us with a great opportunity to bring their powerful brands, most notably Trials, to an even broader range of fast-growing digital platforms."
Tero Virtala, chief executive officer of RedLynx, commented: "As part of the Ubisoft team, RedLynx will be able to focus even more intently on creating stand-out, excellent brands that push the boundaries of online gaming in many new growth areas."
Ubisoft's acquisition of RedLynx follows acquisitions of Massive Entertainment, Nadeo, Quazal and Owlient.