Riot Games Acquired Hypixel Studios

Riot Games Acquired Hypixel Studios

Riot Games, the developer and publisher behind such games as League of Legends and Valorant, completed the acquisition of Hypixel Studios, the developers of community-powered block game Hytale.

“We’ve known the team behind Hypixel Studios for several years, and from the start they’ve been the kind of visionaries that we aspire to support; a passionate studio committed to delivering a groundbreaking, genre-defining experience for players,” said Dylan Jadeja, President of Riot Games. “Over the last 18 months, we’ve been fortunate to advise Hypixel Studios as they build toward their vision for evolving a game genre that reaches an incredibly diverse range of players around the globe. Now, as they prepare to enter the next chapter, we’re thrilled to take our partnership to the next level through this acquisition. We look forward to supporting Hypixel Studios’ journey through the development process, helping them grow, and learning from them as well.”

This acquisition represents the expansion of a long-standing relationship, with Hypixel Studios gaining access to Riot Games’ experience in developing and publishing acclaimed, player-focused games. Hypixel Studios will retain its current structure while also establishing a permanent office in Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The new office will act as a base for back-office functions and quality assurance. Hypixel Studios is hiring 20 new positions in these areas, with further growth expected as the development of Hytale progresses.

“We’ve been blown away by players’ response to Hytale, and Riot is the right partner to help us deliver a game that can live up to players’ expectations,” said Aaron ‘Noxy’ Donaghey, the newly appointed CEO of Hypixel Studios. “Since our first meetings with Riot leadership long before their initial investment, we’ve found in Riot a partner with a similar commitment to empowering players. As development kicks into high gear, we’ll benefit from Riot’s resources, expertise, and experience while maintaining the operational independence that has enabled our success so far.”

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