Phoenix Labs Announces They've Been Acquired By Garena

Phoenix Labs, the developers behind the co-op action RPG Dauntless, has announced they've officially been acquired this week by Garena. In case you've never heard the name before, Garena is the digital entertainment branch of Sea Limited, which is a global consumer internet company located in Singapore. According to the announcement made last night, the two entities are going to be working together to build Phoenix Labs up into a world-class development team while also supporting the growth of Dauntless. Here's a few quotes from yesterday's press release about the acquisition.

Phoenix Labs Announces They've Been Acquired By Garena
Credit: Phoenix Labs

"Our partners at Garena have been our most steadfast supporters since the early days of Phoenix Labs, and we are excited to join forces with a global games leader," said Jesse Houston, CEO and co-founder of Phoenix Labs. With this next step, we're able to ensure that we can provide the best possible experience for Dauntless players around the world. We're extremely excited about what the future holds for Phoenix Labs, as we continue to support our ever-growing Dauntless community and explore future games."

"Our partners at Garena have been our most steadfast supporters since the early days of Phoenix Labs, and we are excited to join forces with a global games leader," said Jesse Houston, CEO and co-founder of Phoenix Labs. "With this next step, we're able to ensure that we can provide the best possible experience for Dauntless players around the world. We're extremely excited about what the future holds for Phoenix Labs, as we continue to support our ever-growing Dauntless community and explore future games."

"We couldn't be happier to welcome Phoenix Labs to the Garena family," said Forrest Li, Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Sea. "Over the last few years, we have watched Phoenix Labs mature into one of the best development teams in the business and launch a hugely exciting title in Dauntless. We also know that they share our mission of making great games, creating the best teams, and putting players first. Our skills sets are highly complementary, and we see many exciting opportunities ahead that our teams can explore together."

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