SEGA acquires Two Point Studios, developer of Two Point Hospital


SEGA-Sammy has announced that Two Point Studios will be joining the SEGA Europe family.

According to the press release, this buyout came out from SEGA Europe’s Searchlight program which is a internal initiative intend to find talent and intellectual property opportunities. Expect a lot of new ‘Two Point’ franchise games in the near future:

“It’s a landmark step for Two Point Studios and we’re thrilled to be joining the Sega family, We’re looking forward to executing the next phase of our plans as we continue to evolve Two Point County. It’s a hugely exciting time to be a part of Two Point and we are here today thanks to the hard work, passion and dedication of our small, but amazingly talented team here in Farnham and the incredible fans that have supported us throughout and guided our continued development of Two Point Hospital.”Mark Webley, Two Point Studios co-founder

Two Point Studios is a brand new studio created by Mark Webley and Gary Carr who worked on titles like Theme Hospital (which Two Point Hospital is a spiritual successor), Black & White and the Fable series for Bullfrog Productions and Lionhead studios.

Two Point Hospital gets official gameplay with developer commentary

The upcoming SEGA and Two Point Studios game, Two Point Hospital got some official gameplay with commentary by developers Ben Huskins and Mark Webley. In this gameplay video they show you the basics of creating a hospital in the game, discuss basic gameplay ideas and much more.

From the press release:

“Marvel as the hospital springs up before your very eyes with emergent-cy gameplay there for all to see! You’ll get an idea of patient flow through the hospital and how your soon-to-be multi-million dollar healthcare facility will evolve over time with the introduction of diagnosis rooms, hi-tech treatment areas for all manner of wacky illnesses and a wide-ranging cast of ‘characters’.”

Outside of this, you can also sign up for the Two Point Hospital pass here, where you’ll get updates on new videos and even free in-game items.

Two Point Hospital announced, releasing this fall on Steam

SEGA’s lightbulb teaser has been revealed and the game is Two Point Hospital, developed by Two Point Studios and published by SEGA. Now I know, I know, the teaser led me to get a little overly excited at the prospect of Dreamcast remasters. I partially blame my own naivety and SEGA Europe’s foolish decision to release a tease on the SEGA of America Twitter account without any hint of who the developer was. A simple Two Point Studios logo would have been a better decision, that’s all I’m saying.

In any case, the game itself is being developed by former Lionhead and Bullfrog developers and looks to be a fun hospital sim with Aardman Animation-style aesthetics. As the clever trailer lays out above, the game will allow players to design their own hospital, manage staff, expand operations and collaborate and compete with friends. The game is due out this fall on Steam, and you can learn more at their official site.