Nordisk Games has announced its acquisition of developer Supermassive Games which famously developed games such as The Quarry and Until Dawn. In March 2021, the company acquired a 30.7 percent stake of the developer. Nordisk Games is a Copenhagen-based company and is a subsidiary of Nordisk Film and fully owns Avalanche Studios Group, and is a majority stake holder in companies such as Star Stable Entertainment, Flashbulb Games, Nitro Games, and MercurySteam. The developer’s latest game, The Quarry, launched on June 10 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
Supermassive Games CEO Pete Samuels commented on the announcement in a press release saying:
“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. 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 CEO Mikkel Weider added:
“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. 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.”