Sony acquires Media Molecule, the creator of LittleBigPlanet

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ACQUISITION 
FDN Database Reference:  F231109-344
 
Acquirer:  Sony Computer Entertainment
ACQ Web:  http://www.scei.co.jp
Other Web Links: Playstation
Head Office: Japan, Tokyo
Region:  Asia
Local Office:  Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Region:  Europe, London
Description 1:  Sony Computer Entertainment – manufacturers, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system.  The company develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.
Description 2:  Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios – is responsible for the global creative, technical and strategic direction setting of development and production of computer entertainment software for the PlayStation family.  SCE WWS directly employs over 2,500 people in its 15 studio locations around the world.
Category:  Computer Games
Contact:  Shuhei Yoshida, President, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios
 
Vendor:  Media Molecule
Vendor Web:  http://www.mediamolecule.com
Other Web Links: Twitter
Location:  UK, Guildford, Surrey
Region:  Europe
Description: Media Molecule  is a video game developer. The studio was founded in January 2006 by former Lionhead Studios employees Mark Healey, Alex Evans, Dave Smith, and Kareem Ettouney. They are best known as the creator’s of LittleBigPlanet. Media Molecule won the Studio of the Year award at the Spike Video Game Awards 2008. The game also won numerous game of the year awards leading to a ‘Game Of The Year Edition’ a year later.
Category: Computer Games
Contact 1:  Alex Evans, co-founder
Contact 2:  Mark Healey, co-founder
 
Aprox. Value:  Undisclosed
 
Details:  Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has acquired game developer Media Molecule, creator of the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) exclusive title, LittleBigPlanet™.  Media Molecule will join as part of SCE’s global development operation, SCE Worldwide Studios. 
 
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