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Private Division snaps up OlliOlli maker Roll7

Date Type Companies involved Size
November 16th, 2021 acquisition Roll7
Take-Two Interactive
Not disclosed
Private Division snaps up OlliOlli maker Roll7

Take-Two's Private Division publishing label has acquired British games studio Roll7.

The OlliOlli maker has been snapped up for an undisclosed sum. Roll7 and Private Division are already working together on the upcoming OlliOlli World, as well as some unannounced projects.

This is the first studio acquisition that Private Division has undertaken, though the firm does look after Kerbal Space Program, which Take-Two acquired back in 2017.

“Private Division has been an incredible publishing partner for OlliOlli World, and we’re elated to continue to grow as a studio as part of the label,” Roll7 co-CEO Simon Bennett
(pictured) said.

“Private Division has empowered our amazing team to raise the bar on our creativity and scope for OlliOlli World. Joining the label puts us in a great position to continue to grow and to set our sights on achieving our ambition to become a pre-eminent global video games developer."

Private Division boss and EVP Michael Worosz added: “We’re thrilled to welcome Roll7 to the Private Division family. As a team passionate about action sports ourselves, seeing how Roll7 combines the thrill of competition with the zen of achieving flow-state in a video game is remarkable, and we can’t wait to show the world this phenomenon with our release of OlliOlli World this winter.”

Roll7 was founded back in 2008. The studio is best known for its OlliOlli series of skating titles though the firm also partnered with 505 Games for ambitious multiplayer project Laser League, which launched in 2018.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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