Microsoft snaps up 3D optimisation tool Simplygon

Firm aims to make tech more accessible for studios

Date Type Companies involved Size
January 18th, 2017 acquisition Microsoft
Not disclosed
Microsoft snaps up 3D optimisation tool Simplygon

Microsoft has acquired automatic 3D data optimisation specialist Simplygon.

The tool is used by developers across platforms such as console, PC, mobile, augmented reality and virtual reality.

Recently the tech was used in Uppercut’s Unreal Engine 4-developed mobile game Submerged.

Simply accessible

Simplygon said following the deal it would work on making its tool more accessible for studios to harness.

The cost of the acquisition was not disclosed.

The Swedish company was founded as Donya Labs in 2006 and is headed up by CEO Matt Connors, Co-Founder and CTO Ulrik Lindahl and Co-Founder Koshi Hamedi.

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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of and He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.