PARIS (The Hollywood Reporter) — Videogame maker VU Games has acquired independent console developer Radical Entertainment for an undisclosed sum, parent company Vivendi Universal said March 23.
The purchase “reinforces our commitment to strengthening VU Games’ creative talent and internal console development capabilities,” CEO Bruce Hack said. Under the terms of the agreement, VU Games will retain Radical’s team of more than 200 development professionals.
Best known for such releases as “The Simpsons: Hit & Run” and “The Hulk,” the Radical studio will stay in Vancouver, with founder Ian Wilkinson serving as president. Radical is developing a series of titles for VU Games for release this year, including “Scarface,” “Crash Tag Team Racing” and “The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.”