SEGA has announced the acquisition of the developer of Spiral Knights, Three Rings Design, calling the move a “key part of SEGA’s aggressive expansion into the digital space.”
The firm said it will continue to support and grow Spiral Knights, while also focusing on the launch of BBC Worldwide’s MMO based on the Doctor Who series.
“We knew from the first time we saw Spiral Knights that the team at Three Rings was not simply talented but truly unique, and the close bond we have formed with them over the past year has only solidified that impression,” said Haruki Satomi, SVP of digital business at SEGA America.
“We are proud to welcome them as the newest member of the SEGA family, and look forward to seeing what great things we can create together over the coming years.”
As of July, Spiral Knights boasted 1 million registered players on Steam, and became one of the first free-to-play titles on the service supported by micro-transactions when it was released in June.