The gaming world in 2022 is currently being shaped by one thing: acquisitions. Sony buys Bungie, Microsoft brings Bethesda on board, Tencent buys all kinds of studios, and many more. By the way, we have listed the biggest acquisitions in gaming history for you in a separate article.
Supermassive Games acquired by Nordisk Games
Nordisk Games, which has now bought Supermassive Games, also wants a piece of the acquisition cake. As early as 2021, Nordisk secured a 30.7% stake in the studio, and the horror developer now belongs entirely to the publisher, as if from a Press release from Supermassive Games emerges.
Supermassive Games is best known for their horror titles Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures Anthology, and the recently released The Quarry. Supermassive Games itself is probably quite happy that they are now part of Nordisk Games. At least if you want to believe the words of CEO Pete Samuels:
“Having had so many positive experiences with Nordisk Games over the past year, when Nordisk Games wanted to increase its investment it was not a difficult decision. We have an exciting and ambitious growth strategy for Supermassive Games and the ownership of Nordisk Games only reinforces it. I am very excited to see where the security offered by this partnership and continued access to Nordisk Games’ expertise will take us next.”
It’s certainly a little disconcerting to see how many game studios are now being bought out by bigger players in the industry. But just as often, newer indie studios are founded. So it’s probably quite unlikely that the video game landscape will eventually become a mush.