Nordisk Games acquires Supermassive GamesAvalanche Studios Group's parent company.
Copenhagen-based Nordisk Games has acquired The Dark Pictures Anthology and The Quarry developer Supermassive Games, the companies announced.
Nordisk Games had previously acquired a 30.7 percent stake in the company in March 2021, but will now own the company entirely.
“It’s been just over a year since we began working closely with the team at Nordisk Games and the experience and expertise they have brought, plus the additional resources that come from being part of a larger family of studios, have been clear,” said Supermassive Games CEO Pete Samuels in a press release. “I’m sure I can speak for everyone at Supermassive when I say that, having had such a positive experience over the past year, it wasn’t a difficult decision when Mikkel Weider, Markus Windelen, and the team at Nordisk Games wanted to explore increasing their investment. I’m excited about where this partnership will take us next.”
Nordisk Games is owned by Nordisk Film, a part of leading Nordic media group Egmont, and also fully owns Avalanche Studios Group, as well as majority and minority stakes in Star Stable Entertainment, Flashbulb Games, Nitro Games, and MercurySteam.
“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,” added Nordisk Games CEO Mikkel Weider. “In acquiring 100 percent 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.”
For further information on the acquisition, check out the Q&A with Supermassive Games CEO Pete Samuels here.