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Nordisk Games is buying Supermassive

Date Type Companies involved Size
July 13th, 2022 acquisition Nordisk Games
Supermassive Games
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Nordisk Games is buying Supermassive

Danish firm Nordisk Games is acquiring British developer Supermassive.

No figure has been placed on the deal, which comes in the wake of Nordisk buying a 30.7 per cent stake into the studio back in 2021. Supermassive is best known for horror games Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures Anthology and the recently released The Quarry.

“It’s been a little over a year since Nordisk Games made an initial investment in Supermassive Games and our vision for the future," said Supermassive CEO Pete Samuels (pictured).

"During that time, we have found that we share a lot of important values with Mikkel and his team, and we believe these values to be equally important to our existing commercial partners who 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 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."

Nordisk Games CEO Mikkel Weider added: ”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. 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.”


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