The Quarry and Dark Pictures Developer Supermassive Has Been Acquired by Nordisk Games

The Quarry and Dark Pictures Developer Supermassive Has Been Acquired by Nordisk Games

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Matt Lorrigan

British developer Supermassive Games has been fully acquired by Danish company Nordisk Games.

Nordisk Games, a subdivision of Nordisk Film, first acquired a 30.7% stake in Supermassive Games last year, and has now fully acquired the 300-person BAFTA winning studio.

“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,” says Supermassive Games CEO Pete Samuels. 

“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 previously acquired Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios, and also owns a 40% stake in Spanish studio MercurySteam, the developer behind Metroid Dread.

”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,” said Nordisk Games CEO Mikkel Weider. “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.”

Supermassive Games was founded in 2008, but really made a name for itself with the 2015 horror title Until Dawn. It has since gone on to develop the Dark Pictures Anthology of horror games, as well as the recent release of The Quarry.

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  • Shame, was hoping they would partner with Sony again in the future. Until Dawn remains there best game so far.
  • Was hoping Sony would’ve acquired them
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