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Ascaron Still Working On Sacred 2, Will Launch Planned Expansion

Although Kalypso Media recently acquired a majority of its assets and 15 of its staffers, German developer Ascaron says it's still working on PC RPG Sacred 2 and will roll out its upcoming expansion "as planned."
German developer Ascaron says it's still working on its expansion for PC RPG Sacred 2, following Kalypso Media's recent acquisition of a majority of Ascaron's assets, plus 15 of its staffers. "Studio 2 (subsidiary company of Ascaron) has the license for Sacred 2 and the devs will continue working at the [add-on] as they did before," writes community manager Anca Adelina Finta on the game's forums, indicating that the update is unaffected by the acquisition and will roll out "as planned." "Kalypso and the other devs will do something different with the old licenses they bought," continues the brief statement. "I really wish them good luck with that, they deserve it." Ascaron entered administration in April of this year, and Kalypso's acquisition birthed a new studio, Gaming Minds, to be based in Gutersloh and led by CEO Daniel Dumont and lead designer Kay Struve. Among the titles acquired from Ascaron are Port Royale, Darkstar One, On the Ball and The Patrician. The latter series will see its third installment release this summer, the company says.

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