The Dark Pictures Anthology game developer Supermassive Games was fully acquired today by Nordisk Games.
Indie game developer Supermassive Games has made a name for itself in the industry with many of its titles. Delivering high-quality cinematic story-focused experiences like Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology have resonated with gamers in an increasingly multiplayer-focused market. In an announcement early this morning, Supermassive Games announced that the studio is no longer independent and has returned to the management of Nordisk Games.
The acquisition of Supermassive Games comes a year after Nordisk Games invested in the studio. Nordisk Games is owned by Nordisk Film and the acquisition of Supermassive is to expand Nordisk Games’ portfolio of studios in the gaming sector. Nordisk also fully owns Avalanche Studios Group, the team behind the Just Cause series, and has various investments in studios such as Star Stable Entertainment, Flashbulb Games, Nitro Games and MercurySteam.
According to the official announcement, both sides talked about the potential that this acquisition brings. Nordisk Games CEO Mikkel Weider said, “By acquiring 100% of the studio, we will be able to strengthen our support for the team and, most importantly, continue the great working relationship we have with the team. surname”. Weider continues to highlight the talent of the staff at Supermassive Games and the potential to continue producing the story-heavy titles that have made Supermassive Games so famous.
Overall community response to this announcement has been positive as it makes sense for Nordisk Games to fully acquire Supermassive Games. Supermassive Games has been steadily raising the bar with each new title the studio has distributed, as seen in its most recent release, The Quarry. Being fully invested will give Supermassive Games the proper support it needs to continue delivering high-quality work as the studio looks to the future of the cinematic gaming experience.
Before the horror genre works, Supermassive Games worked on PlayStation titles like LittleBigPlanet DLC and Killzone HD. Until Dawn released in 2015 marked a noticeable change in the direction of the team. Many fans were quick to point out that Sony missed out on the studio acquisition unfortunately. Time will tell whether this was a serious mistake by Sony as Supermassive Games moves into the future with The Dark Pictures Anthology series and other story-focused titles.