Infogrames buys, another company that is.
In a recent announcement by Infogrames, it appears as if the publisher has bought out developer Paradigm, who has created games like Beetle Adventure Racing and PilotWings 64. Infogrames' chairman Bruno Bonnell has said the following at the day of the announcement, "Infogrames' US strategy moving forward is to increase the percentage of titles developed internally, focus on high quality titles and lead next-generation console publishing." He continued by stating: "Paradigm's 80-plus person development team will propel us towards these goals with their proven track record of quality content and technological prowess."
So what did Paradigm have to say about this. Well the president/CEO David Gatchel stated that "Infogrames is a recognized leader within the entertainment industry and Paradigm is honored to join such a world class organization. Through our relationship with Infogrames, Paradigm is positioned to focus its creative and technological expertise toward the continued development of quality interactive experiences." With another company added to the list, Infogrames is right now the largest videogame company in the world. They plan to support the PS2 along with other next-gen consoles such Sega's Dreamcast and maybe even Microsoft's X-Box.