Ubisoft acquires F2P mobile studio Future Games of London

By Steve Watts, Oct 02, 2013 1:45pm PDT

Ubisoft has announced that it has acquired Future Games of London, a free-to-play UK mobile studio. The developer was founded in 2009, and has already claimed more than 100 million downloads of its iOS and Android games like Hungry Shark and Pool Bar Online Hustle.

Details of the deal weren't disclosed, CVG reports. Ubisoft's mobile efforts have mostly been on tie-in games and companion apps, like those for Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed 4. Given statements from both Future and Ubisoft, the studio will continue its own successful mobile games under the Ubi banner.

"We are thrilled to join Ubisoft and are looking forward to leveraging its scale, experience and support to expand our brands and maximize the worldwide reach of our very promising forthcoming titles," Future Games of London managing director Dan Harper said in the announcement.

Meanwhile, Ubisoft's Jean-Michel Detoc referred to a "popular and profitable franchise" joining Ubisoft's portfolio. That's in reference to the Hungry Shark series, the latest of which is the recently released Hungry Shark Evolution.

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