Supermassive Games, most well known for Until Dawn, and more recently, The Quarry, have just announced that they’re being acquired by a new studio. In a recent Twitter post, Supermassive Games clarified that they indeed have been fully acquired by Nordisk Games.
Last year we announced our partnership with Nordisk Games.
Today we're delighted to share Nordisk Games' full acquisition of Supermassive Games. Exciting times ahead!
— Supermassive Games (@SuperMGames) July 12, 2022
Nordisk Games is a studio based in Copenhagen. Going by its website, Nordisk Games prides itself in funding and helping develop brand new games. They’re a part of the larger Nordisk Film and The Egmont Group. Nordisk Film is the fourth oldest film studio in the entire world, and also the oldest one to be active. The Egmont Group is a foundation that over the years, has broadened its original magazine publishing operations, to every form of media it can. It seems as though video games are just the newest industry they’re getting into.
Supermassive Games, on the other hand, is quite different from Nordisk. They develop their games, which are then published by companies such as 2K and Sony. Supermassive Games focuses on making interactive and cinematic horror games, such as their recently released title The Quarry. While some may argue that their games are nothing more than glorified movies with an “interactivity” gimmick, there’s no denying that over the years they’ve made a name for themselves.
Supermassive Games first partnered with Nordisk Games last year, when they announced that Nordisk owned a 30.7% stake in the company. It’s unknown how this will affect the quality of their games, but if Supermassive Games’ CEO Pete Samuels is to be believed, this can help the studio create higher-quality games. Supermassive Games is currently working on a sequel in The Dark Pictures Anthology franchise, titled The Devil In Me. So we’ll see soon enough if Nordisk’s acquisition has an impact on the quality of the game or not. Here’s a trailer for The Devil In Me, which releases this fall: