Disney is doing more de-foxing.
This time they are selling FoXNext, the video game development studio that includes Aftershock LA Studios and Cold Iron Studios.
Disney put FoxNext up for sale last fall, just months after they acquired it along with other 21st Century Fox’s assets. Now it appears they have the go ahead to move forward with a sale to Scopely, a mobile game developer, known for it’s big hit Star Trek: Fleet Command.
U.S. regulators have already signed off on the deal and Scopely has raised the $200 million in financing needed. It’s looking like it will be a done deal in the near future.
Disney’s CEO Bob Iger has already indicated that the company was going to do more with licensing IP to established gaming studios instead of making game in-house. It makes sense they would try to sell off the gaming arm of Fox. However, Disney is not selling off Fox’s IP licensed games titles. Those will stay with Disney to become part of their brand.
It’s just another way Disney is ditching the Fox name.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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