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Microsoft buys the Swedish studio behind Simplygon

Donya Labs is now under Microsoft's wing.

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Yesterday, it was announced that Microsoft had bought the Swedish tech-developer/studio Donya Labs from Linköping. Donya Labs is the developer and owner the 3D software "Simplygon," which has been used to easily compress and optimise 3D objects in games, making them require less memory space. The software has been used extensively by various developers in games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Forza Horizon 3, Hell Blade, Paragon, Eve Valkyrie, Conan Exiles, and many other new titles.

How much Microsoft has paid for Donya Labs has not been published, but we can safely assume it was a pretty big sum since the technology is steaming hot and apparently brilliant. Kudo Tsunoda, Corporate Vice President, Next Gen Experiences, Windows and Devices Group, said: "Simplygon's technology and talent will strengthen our position in 3D creation, making it easier to capture, create and share in 3D. It builds on and extends our aspirations to empower a new wave of creativity with the Windows 10 Creators Update, Paint 3D and our online creator community at"

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