The acquisition of PC PowerPlay, Hyper, PC & Tech Authority by Future Publishing Australia was announced this week by PC PowerPlay digital editor David Hollingworth on the PC PowerPlay website.
Future Publishing Australia publishes titles such as APC, the official PlayStation and Xbox Magazines, and will continue to publish the print editions of the newly acquired titles, however, the digital edition of PC PowerPlay will fold into the PC Gamer website. David Hollingworth will remain as editor across the brands.
The official statement is below.
“Future Publishing Australia (part of Future plc, the global specialist media group), today announces the acquisition of well-known technology brands PC PowerPlay, Hyper and PC & Tech Authority from nextmedia. The acquisition of these titles will include the magazine portfolios, digital editions, Upgrade events and Australian PC Awards.
This acquisition will further expand Future’s existing tech and gaming portfolio, which includes leading Australian print and online brands APC, TechLife, TechRadar and PC Gamer.
PC PowerPlay and Hyper are two of Australia’s longest-running gaming magazines. Both have passionate and loyal audiences that span all aspects of computer gaming from specialist components and hardware to mainstream console gaming.”