Aeria Games have just signed an agreement to sell its worldwide PC games business including its subsidiary Aeria Games Europe GmbH to ProSiebenSat.1 Games. Aeria Games have said that they will now be able to focus exclusively on its global mobile games development and publishing business.
“As one of the pioneers in the Western markets for free-to-play PC games, we have successfully built a global publishing business with 50+ million users. The company is extremely proud of our team’s accomplishment and the transaction will give the business the requisite scale for continued growth,” said Lan Hoang, CEO and co-founder of Aeria Games. “With the additional capital, we will invest exclusively in the mobile business with additional game launches. We have already proven ourselves as a strong publisher and developer of mobile games, and we look forward to exponential growth in the mobile business for years to come.”
Aeria will continue to develop mobile games for global launches, such as X-Men: Battle of the Atom, as well as use its expertise in operating and publishing mobile games to work with Asian partners to bring titles to the Western markets and vice versa.
The great news for existing Aeria gamers is that the transaction with ProSiebenSat.1 Games will not impact the Aeria Games player community. The entire Aeria Games brand and platform will be acquired and further expanded by ProSiebenSat.1 Games, and users will continue to enjoy their accounts and all the games that they have been playing.
It’s another era in gaming, it makes me think of the many hours I racked up playing mostly GunZ, good times.