Asmodee is looking to become an even larger board game entity by acquiring F2Z Entertainment. You might not hear about F2Z, directly, a lot, but you know of their brands: Plaid Hat Games, Z-Man Games, and Filosofia. The deal is looking to be closed in the next several months. Doing so will bring games like Pandemic and Dead of Winter under the Asmodee umbrella.
Gen Con is a place where a lot of companies make a lot of big announcements. Some are things we've heard rumors of before. Others are just sort of out of the blue. This is the second category. Granted, being surprised by something like this doesn't mean it's bad, of course. This is pretty awesome news, as Plaid Hat Games will be joining up with the F2Z Entertainment group.