Big Fish Games, Ubisoft to merge
The game developer behind some of the biggest games in recent memory will merge with Ubisoft to form Big Fish.
Big Fish CEO and CEO Jeff Bezos will be chief executive officer of the new company, which will be called Ubisoft Massive Entertainment and will have a parent company called Ubisoft Interactive.
The deal is subject to approval by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The two companies announced their agreement in a statement on Wednesday.
Big Bear’s biggest games include “The Wolf Among Us” and “Fable.”
The company has developed “Star Wars: Battlefront” for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and “Star Citizen” for PC.
It has also released a “Super Mario Odyssey” spinoff.
In an interview with Reuters, Bezos said the merger would make the company’s games more accessible to younger gamers.
He said the company was not disclosing any financial details, but said it would “offer its most compelling products to its fans and expand its gaming services beyond the mobile-first world of mobile gaming.”
Amazon has been building out its video game arm, launching its own streaming service and making a major acquisition.
It is also looking to expand its reach in other media.