From Software, the people being Armored Core and Dark Souls has been sold to Japanese publisher and "brand company" Kadokawa.
The deal is to be completed on May 21, 2014 with Kadokawa taking 80% of the existing From with the developer becoming a subsidiary of the larger group rather than being subsumed into Kadokawa Games.
Siliconera reports that From Software CEO Naotoshi Zin also shared a few words on the benefits and reasons behind the acquisition, starting with the three key points:
• To further expand platforms. Everything from simple hardware to cloud network.
• The requirement to better correspond to regions (more global, more local).
• The coalescence between content.
"“With a new system, from this point on, I believe we’ll be able to make newer and more in depth games.”"