Leading streaming platform Twitch has announced the acquisition of Curse, the company behind the Curse Voice gaming communication app and Curse Client addon-manager. The Curse brand includes the communication app, an extensive mod database, wikis, and guides. The Curse network also contains a huge number of sites, including MMO Champion, Gamepedia, and LolNexus.
"We've long been fans of Curse, which is an innovator in the games industry with a strong culture built around its offerings-from Curse Voice and Curse Client to Gamepedia," said Twitch CEO Emmett Shear. "While it's still early days for Twitch and Curse, we're kindred spirits in many ways and are looking forward to working together to enhance our users' gaming experience." "We here at Curse have been avid gamers and Twitch users for quite a long time, so we're thrilled to be joining the Twitch family," said Curse CEO Hubert Thieblot. "I'm really excited to see how we can bring Curse services into the Twitch network, and provide an unparalleled experience to both Curse and Twitch users. This is going to be terrific for the millions of players who use Curse, and for the larger gaming community."
There's no word on whether Curse will remain a completely separate brand, or if Curse Client and Curse Voice will start seeing Twitch branding or stronger Twitch hooks. Twitch itself hasn't changed much since its acquisition by Amazon in 2014 for a cool $1 billion, so it's entirely possible that Curse will just remain Curse.