Nordisk Games now owns 100% of Supermassive Games (The Quarry and The Dark Pictures Anthology)

In recent months, it has been difficult to miss the multiple waves of takeovers within the video game industry. The biggest groups in the sector such as Microsoft, Sony or Embracer Group have accelerated the pace and are no longer afraid to take out the checkbook to acquire more or less important studios and thus enrich their development capacities. This is now the case for Supermassive Games, which is under the leadership of a fairly large Nordic group.

Supermassive Games acquired 100% by Nordisk Games

Nordisk Games, the Danish group owning among others Avalanche Studios (Just Cause, Rage 2), has just finalize its acquisition of the English studio Supermassive Games. Last year, the Danes of Nordisk had already acquired 30.7% of Supermassive Games, but it was finally in July 2022 that the complete takeover was concluded.

Founded in 2008, Supermassive Games has built a solid reputation and now has over 300 employees. The studio has received numerous awards for its immersive narrative games, including a BAFTA for Until Dawn on PS4. More recently, The Dark Pictures Anthology, released in 2019, has been very well received while the horror title The Quarry, released this year has been much talked about. Pete Samuels, CEO of Supermassive Games, said:

“It’s been just over a year since Nordisk Games made an initial investment in Supermassive Games and its vision for the future. During this time, we have found that we share many important values ​​with Mikkel and his team, and we believe these values ​​are equally important to our existing business partners whom we will continue to support. 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. We have an exciting and ambitious growth strategy for Supermassive Games and the acquisition by Nordisk Games only enhances that. I’m extremely excited about where the security afforded by this partnership and continued access to Nordisk Games’ expertise will take us next. »

Nordisk Games is a major group today comprising Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment, Nitro Games, Flashbulb Games, MercurySteam, Supermassive Games and Nordisk Games belongs to Nordisk Films, which itself belongs to the largest Scandinavian media group: Egmont. Mikkel Weider, CEO of Nordisk Games also spoke about this complete takeover of Supermassive Games:

“In the year we’ve worked alongside Pete and Joe and the entire Supermassive team, we’ve come to understand the amount of talent, as well as the creative potential of the types of storytelling games they excel at. By acquiring 100% of the studio, we will be able to increase our support for the team and, above all, continue the excellent working relationship we have with them. »

This complete takeover of Supermassive Games should not change much in the organization of the British studio. The latter should retain its independence by benefiting mainly from better financial support, greater capacities and better security to carry out its projects.

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Nordisk Games now owns 100% of Supermassive Games (The Quarry and The Dark Pictures Anthology)