Team17 has announced (via GamesIndustry.biz) that it has acquired the rights and assets to casual multiplayer sports game Golf with your Friends, with the deal costing a whopping £12 million in total.
The game was previously in early access for years on PC before eventually being published by Team17 in May 2020 across various platforms including Xbox One, and with this deal, Team17 is hoping to "create additional opportunities to extend the life cycle of the existing game," including new DLC - and possibly a sequel down the line.
Here's what Team17 CEO Debbie Bestwick had to say about the acquisition:
"We are delighted to start 2021 with the announcement that we have acquired GWYF and see great potential in this IP. Over the last two years, GWYF has shown strong consumer demand and mass market appeal, doubling its owner base and achieving success on multiple gaming platforms."
"GWYF is the type of IP we believe is right for ownership, it is successful and proven but still at the start of its journey. The team at Blacklight Interactive can be assured that we will take great care of this amazing IP."
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