Nordisk Games has recently completed the acquisition of Supermassive Games which marks their first investment in the UK as well as an overall ninth addition to the company’s portfolio. Nordisk Games previously already acquired a 30.7% stake of Supermassive in 2021.
Nordisk Games team holds multiple investments in various European video game companies. Among others, Nordisk now fully owns Avalanche Studios, the developer of Just Cause and Mad Max games. Furthermore, Nordisk Games also has partial ownership of Raw Fury, the publisher of Call of the Sea, as well as MercurySteam, the developing studio behind Metroid: Samus Returns.
Pete Samuels, the CEO of Supermassive Games, informed that it has been a little over a year since Nordisk Games made an initial investment in Supermassive Games and their vision for the future, and during that time, they have found that they share a lot of important values with Mikkel and his team. He believed these values to be equally important to their existing commercial partners who they would continue to support.
He continued by saying that 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.
Samuels also added that the company had an exciting and ambitious growth strategy for Supermassive Games and Nordisk Games ownership only enhanced that.
Pete Samuels concluded his statement by saying that he was hugely excited where the partnership and the expertise of Nordisk Games would take them.
Mikkel Weider, the CEO of Nordisk Games, said that during the year that the company worked alongside Supermassive team, it’s been clear to him just how much talent was present, as well as how much potential there was to further develop the kinds of story and narrative-driven games they excel at.
Weider concluded by saying that in acquiring 100% of the studio the company will be able to increase its support to the team, and most importantly, continue the great working relationship it has with them.