Supermassive Games, the developer behind Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures Anthology, and The Quarry, has been acquired by Nordisk Games.
Part of the larger Nordisk Film brand, the Denmark-based entertainment company owns a handful of other game developers including Avalanche Studios, the creator of Just Cause.
As reported by gamesindustry.biz, Nordisk Games acquired a 30.7% in Supermassive in March last year but announced in a blog post that it now wholly owns the studio.
Last year we announced our partnership with Nordisk Games.
Today we’re delighted to share Nordisk Games’ full acquisition of Supermassive Games. Exciting times ahead!
– Supermassive Games (@SuperMGames) July 12, 2022
“Having had such a positive experience over the past year it was not a difficult decision when Nordisk Games wanted to explore increasing their investment,” said Supermassive CEO Pete Samuels.
“We have an exciting and ambitious growth strategy for Supermassive Games and Nordisk Games ownership only enhances that. I’m hugely excited about where the security offered by this partnership, and continued access to the expertise within Nordisk Games, will take us next”
The acquisition should not negatively impact the development of Supermassive’s games – with a new Dark Pictures game, The Devil in Me, the only one we know to be in development – and Nordisk also made clear it wants the studio to continue its story-focused style of games.
“In the year we’ve worked alongside Pete and Joe and the whole Supermassive team, it’s been clear to us the amount of talent, as well as how much potential there is to further develop the kinds of story and narrative-driven games they excel. at, “said Nordisk Games CEO Mikkel Weider. “In acquiring 100% of the studio we’ll be able to increase our support to the team, and most importantly, continue the great working relationship we have with them.”
Supermassive most recently released The Quarry – the true spiritual sequel to its 2015 hit Until Dawn – but has mostly worked on Dark Pictures outside of these two. However, it seemingly has a lot more planned as the studio has registered trademarks for at least six more entries.
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