Jagex, the UK-based developer behind the favored MMO Runescape, has been acquired by the world’s second-largest funding agency.

The Carlyle Group has acquired Jagex in a sweeping mega-deal that units up Runescape’s future. The information was confirmed in a press release, and though actual phrases of the deal have not been introduced, it is implied the group paid greater than the $530 million that the previous owner Macarthur Fortune Holding paid for Jagex in 2020.

The Carlyle Group manages over $230 billion of economic property and can present substantial funding for Runescape’s future, Jagex CEO Phil Mansell affirms the partnership will assist fill out Runescape’s long-term content material roadmaps.

“I’m so proud that Jagex is teaming up with Carlyle, a prestigious funding group that believes within the potential of Jagex, our imaginative and prescient for development, and can help us in accelerating our multi-year development technique. We’ll proceed to develop our sport groups to create and ship extra nice content material for RuneScape and Outdated Faculty RuneScape.

“We’ll proceed to create thrilling experiences for our gamers, develop our world communities, construct new video games to develop and additional discover the RuneScape universe, lend our experience to publish third-party video games from like-minded on-line sport builders, and put money into the unimaginable tech and expertise that powers this all.”

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