Opera presents new video game division and affirms YoYo Games buy

Opera has affirmed the purchase of GameMaker Studio maker YoYo Games, and clarified the deal will form the basis for a new video game division called Opera Gaming.

YoYo Games’ past proprietor Playtech uncovered it had sold the organization for $10 million recently, yet neglected to name the purchaser.

There were, in any case, a few thunderings that web browser designer Opera had gotten YoYo, and now the software organization has affirmed so a lot.

In a statement gave today, Opera said the deal represents the second building block in the establishment of Opera Gaming, with the first being the formation of the world’s first gaming browser, Opera GX.

For the individuals who haven’t knew about Opera GX, the browser launched in 2019 and is intended to draw in “gamers” with features including sound effects, background music, a unique neon design, Twitch integration, and CPU, RAM, and Network Bandwidth limiters that make the browser less resource-hungry.

Opera trusts it can extend its video game footprint by joining Opera GX and YoYo Games, and has vowed to drive the development of GameMaker by making it more available to new clients while additionally “developing it into the worlds leading 2D game engine used by commercial studios.”

“Opera Gaming will be focusing on accelerating the growth of this emerging ecosystem, combining the 7+ million highly engaged gamers using Opera GX with millions of GameMaker creators. We are also thrilled to continue realizing synergies between YoYo Games’ products and Opera GX,” said Krystian Kolondra, EVP Browsers at Opera, in a press release.

“We are very excited to start working with the team at YoYo Games. We see the Game Maker Studio platform as being an ideal acquisition to complement our global ambitions in gaming, and to help drive awareness and traffic to our Opera GX gaming browser.”