updated 03:20 pm EDT, Wed June 23, 2004
Corel sells Bryce to DAZ
Corel today said it was selling , a company that specializes in the creation of 3D digital content. In an email to customers, Corel said it has been focusing its attention over the past year on promoting the launches of its main business lines, lead by CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, WordPerfect Office and the next release of Painter (due later this year) and that it has fielded several questions about the future of the 3D landscaping application: "We recognize that Bryce inspires considerable passion and loyalty within the design community. That's why we carefully considered a number of factors before making the decision to sell Bryce to DAZ." Corel said that DAZ will release new Mac and Windows versions of the product in the coming months.
"Our chief concern was to make sure we found a partner who would protect your investments by continuing to innovate, deliver new releases of the product and provide ongoing customer support. We feel confident that DAZ is that company, particularly given their commitment to release new versions of Bryce on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms. They've also committed to hiring more staff to work on Bryce and to taking an active role in Bryce's online communities and technical support forums. Given these factors, Corel feels strongly that DAZ offers Bryce a bright future that will benefit Bryce customers."
Corel said that DAZ now assumes responsibility for all sales and customer support related to Bryce, pointing users to DAZ's telephone or email support services.