Supermassive Games has been fully acquired by publisher Nordisk Games. This follows the news from March 2021 that Nordisk had invested in the team responsible for developing The Quarry. This means that they have gone from owning a 30.7% stake in the company, to owning the studio in its entirety. This means that franchises such as Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures Anthology and The Quarry are now owned by Nordisk Games.
The UK-based team, responsible for crafting horror-themed narrative adventures officially made the announcement today (12/7/22) via their website. Supermassive Games CEO Pete Samuels made a statement in the announcement post, highlighting how strong the relationship between Supermassive and Nordisk has become.
It’s been a little over a year since Nordisk Games made an initial investment in Supermassive Games and our vision for the future. 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.
Off of the back of this latest deal, Nordisk are building a fairly significant portfolio of franchises for themselves. As they also own developers such as Avalanche Studios and part of MercurySteam, they now own the rights to franchises such as; Just Cause, Mad Max, Rage, Generation Zero, Hunter: Call of the Wild, The Quarry, Until Dawn, Dark Pictures Anthology, The Inpatient and more.
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The news of this latest acquisition comes just a month after the release of The Quarry; Supermassive’s latest interactive narrative-driven horror experience. In our 7.5/10 review for The Quarry, we said:
The Quarry’s narrative easily surpasses previous The Dark Pictures Anthology entries with an engaging cast of characters and interesting mystery. Unfortunately, The Quarry plays better as a film rather than a video game as there aren’t a whole lot of opportunities for players to explore or interact with the world. Still, with a fun story, difficult decisions and an all-star cast, The Quarry is nonetheless a step in the right direction for developer Supermassive.
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SOURCE: Nordisk Games acquires Supermassive – Supermassive Games