SEGA Announces Publishing Partnership with Ex-Lionhead Developers

SEGA has confirmed a new publishing partnership with Two Point Studios. Two Point Studios is made up of ex-Lionhead developers following Microsoft’s closure of the UK-based studio.

Two Point Studios is lead by Gary Carr and Lionhead co-founder Mark Webley, both of whom are known for their work on games such as Theme Park, Black & White, and of course, Fable.

According to the press release which announces a partnership between SEGA and Two Point, the developer currently has an “exciting new title” currently in development.

John Clark, Senior Vice President of Commercial Publishing at SEGA Europe commented:

“We’ve been talking to Two Point Studios for a long time and are really impressed with their vision. We’re delighted to announce our partnership and look forward to revealing more about the project early next year.”

The press release also adds that Carr and Webley have assembled a team which contains some of the best talent they’ve worked with in the past from iconic studios such as Bullfrog and Lionhead.

“SEGA Europe have really impressed us with their approach to working with creative teams, their reputation as a PC publisher and their commitment to quality – they are an ideal partner for us,” said Webley.

Carr added: “We are really excited to be working with SEGA and between us we feel confident that we can create something special, and realise our vision of crafting a beautiful, charming and challenging sim game.”

Unfortunately it looks like we’ve got until 2018 to wait until we know exactly what game they’re working on, though chances are it’s a simulation game. Here’s hoping for a spiritual successor to Theme Hospital…