Microsoft announced it acquired Simplygon. The name may not ring a bell but this is a Swedish company that makes tools for automatic 3D data optimization and its APIs are used by almost every major video game developer.
In a blog post, Microsoft explains it will use the IP from this new bolt-on acquisition to accelerate its 3D For Everyone vision and strategy:
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 Remix3D.com.
Simplygon was developed by Donya Labs AB, a privately held company based in Sweden. Donya was founded in 2006 with the aim to be the premier developer of automatic 3D data-optimization solutions. Simplygon is a leader in 3D game optimization, dedicated to helping creators and users of 3D data across industries optimize content pipelines and streamline workflows.