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True Games Interactive, an Orange Country, CA-based online multiplayer game developer, has sold an 80 percent majority stake to Indian media…

True Games Interactive, an Orange Country, CA-based online multiplayer game developer, has sold an 80 percent majority stake to Indian media conglomerate UTV Software Communications… The acquisition has been done through its UK-based subsidiary IG Interactive Entertainment, the company announced (PDF link). True Games was founded earlier this year, and plans to release its first title in the beginning of 2009.

UTV also plans to increase its stake in Ignition Entertainment from 70 percent to 95 percent for $8 million. It had acquired a 70 percent stake in 2006 for $13.3 million in the UK based gaming company. More details on the story here on ContentSutra.

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  1. While a ton of microtransaction business model news seems to stream out of far east Asia and making headway in the North American market, UTV's strategy might just prove to be a winning one.

    By purchasing an 80% stake, UTV has already accomplished one of it's goals: entry to the global market, and plenty of press coverage at the same time.

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