Thursday, March 01, 2012

Who owns Who? PC Gaming Companies

 This page is Out of Date, please see the newest infographic.

 With the economy shaking up the games industry, its been difficult to keep track of who owns what.  The purpose of these info-graphics are to simplify the answer to that question for PC gamers.  For people that say they are going to boycott all EA games, that's going to include Pop Cap's Bejeweled, and Maxis The Sims games.  If you are still boycotting "French" fries, maybe you should lay off Starcraft and World or Warcraft.  Know where your money goes.

  • PC developers only listed, so many developers will be missing (such as Sony devs).
  • Must have developed a PC game in the last 5 years, some developers that made PC games, have converted to console/mobile market only.
  • Graphic based on ownership only, not publishing deals.
  • If parent company is in the name, it is not displayed, such as EA Sports, EA Canada, etc.
  • Some services are displayed, such as Pogo.
  • Display the current ownership between developers and their parent companies.  This does not cover the history, past buyouts, mergers, or closures.
  • Individual companies are not listed.
  • Flag represents the parent companies country.

For corrections, updates, or whatever - please leave in Comments.


  • 38 Studios has gone under; Big Huge Games status unknown
  • NCsoft Paragon has been shutdown
  • Turtle Rock is now independent
  • THQ has closed
  • Vigil unable to find funding after THQ closure.
  • Sega owns Relic
  • Koch Media (German) owns Volition, and Deep Silver
  • based out of Belarus owns BigWorld, Day 1 Studios, Gas Powered Games

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