Until Dawn, The Quarry studio Supermassive Games acquired by Nordisk Games

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Supermassive Games — the developer behind Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures Anthology, and The Quarry — has been totally acquired for an undisclosed quantity by leisure firm Nordisk Games, the studio introduced at this time. Last 12 months, Nordisk Games took a 30.7% stake within the developer, which then laid a path for a 100% acquisition, in line with Supermassive CEO Pete Samuels. 

“[Since last year], we have found that we share a lot of important values with [Nordisk Games],” Samuels mentioned. “Having had such a positive experience over the past year, it wasn’t a difficult decision when Nordisk Games wanted to explore increasing their investment.”

According to Samuels, the deal will carry extra monetary safety to the studio, alongside “continued access to the expertise within Nordisk Games.” A division of Nordisk Film, Nordisk Games additionally owns Just Cause and Generation Zero developer Avalanche Studios and beforehand took a 40% stake in Metroid Dread studio MercurySteam.

Like Samuels, Nordisk Games CEO Mikkel Weider additionally appeared enthusiastic in regards to the deal. The CEO claimed that he hopes to ship extra assist to Supermassive, in addition to additional faucet into the potential of story/narrative-driven video games. 

Acquisitions within the online game business are nothing new, however each the frequency and scale of this 12 months’s mergers have made it right into a notable 12 months for them thus far. In January, Microsoft introduced it might purchase fellow gaming big Activision Blizzard in a deal value practically $70 billion. Soon after, Sony declared it might purchase Destiny developer Bungie for $3.6 billion. Embracer Group, a media conglomerate recognized for buying a large number of game studios, additionally made waves this 12 months when it introduced its intent to buy Square Enix’s western studios — together with some helpful legacy IP — for a relatively paltry sum of $300 million.