Richard Branson expanded his Virgin business into computer games in the early 80s, initially concentrating on the ZX Spectrum. Within a few years they had an impressive roster of licenses, such as many Taito
arcade games and UK publishing of Synergistic
The company bought out Mastertronic
in 1989, briefly using the name for reissues and Virgin Mastertronic for full-price titles.
In 1993 they became Virgin Interactive Entertainment, before eventually working with Electronic Arts
. Ultimately they were bought by Titus
as a subsidiary and the name Virgin Interactive Entertainment was used until April 2003.
The name was changed to Avalon Interactive in May 2003 and it was responsible for the European distribution of the group's games.
Contributed by Martin Smith (63217)
on Sep 30, 2006. [revised by
: Jeanne (75620)