The digital distribution service Desura, famous for its support of indie developers, modders and open-source games, has been acquired by Linden Labs for an undisclosed amount.
In their statement, Linden Labs declare their intention to run Desura as normal and that “the service will continue uninterrupted”.
“This acquisition gives us a global platform for serving creative developers of all kinds, and we’re looking forward to growing both Desura’s global community of gamers and its fantastic portfolio of thousands of games, mods, and other content,” says Linden CEO Rod Humble.
“Our aim is to invest and support the Desura team in making it the most open and developer-friendly platform in the world.”
Speculation is that Linden will leverage Desura to bring itself into direct competition with EA’s Origin service and Valve’s Steam.