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Sega Buy Black Sea Studios From Crytek to Expand Creative Assembly

Last December Crytek announced it was only keeping its Frankfurt and Kiev studios. Now one of those dropped, Bulgaria-based studio Black Sea, has been nabbed by Sega; it is unknown whether a deal will be struck regarding the others.

The acquisition was made in an attempt to expand Creative Assembly, with 60 staff also transferring to Creative Assembly Sofia. The studio is best known for its Total War series.

Now in our 30th year of games development, with an army of multi-million selling titles to our name and a history of world-renowned partnerships, Creative Assembly is proof of the UK games industry’s potential for global success,” Tim Heaton, studio director, said.

“Due to this success, we are further expanding our UK base and developing additional projects overseas, whilst pursuing top talent from across the globe to join us, all in support of our commitment to creating high quality, authentic gaming experiences.”

“Our continued growth allows us to be dynamic with our future projects, constantly seeking new opportunities and reaching a wider audience with our games.”

The newly inducted team will be working exclusively on titles for Creative Assembly.

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