Dark Pictures studio Supermassive has been fully acquired

Danish entertainment company Nordisk has fully acquired The Dark Pictures and Until Dawn studio Supermassive Games.

Copenhagen, Denmark-based Nordisk Games now holds investments in multiple European games companies including full ownership of Just Cause and Mad Max developer Avalanche Studios, and part-ownership of Call of the Sea publisher Raw Fury and Metroid: Samus Returns studio MercurySteam.

After taking a 30.7% stake in 2021, Nordisk Games has now acquired 100% of Supermassive, the pair announced on Tuesday. Supermassive Games was the ninth addition to its portfolio and Nordisk Games’ first investment in the UK.

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The studio was founded in 2008 by Pete Samuels and Joe Samuels. Since then, it has grown to more than 300 developers and won a BAFTA for 2015’s Until Dawn.

“It’s been a little over a year since Nordisk Games made an initial investment in Supermassive Games and our vision for the future,” said Pete Samuels, CEO of Supermassive Games.

“During that time, we have found that we share a lot of important values ​​with Mikkel and his team, and we believe these values ​​to be equally important to our existing commercial partners who we will continue to support.

“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. We have an exciting and ambitious growth strategy for Supermassive Games and Nordisk Games ownership only enhances that.

“I’m hugely excited about where the security offered by this partnership, and continued access to the expertise within Nordisk Games, will take us next,” said Pete Samuels, CEO of Supermassive Games.”

Dark Pictures studio Supermassive has been fully acquired

Mikkel Weider, CEO of Nordisk Games, 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% 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.”