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The Quarry Developer Supermassive Bought by Nordisk Games

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Supermassive Games, the development studio behind The Dark Pictures Anthology and The Quarry, has been fully acquired by Danish company Nordisk Games.

Following up on the purchase of a 30.7% stake in Supermassive last March, Nordisk has now wholly acquired the U.K.-based studio. The dollar value of the purchase has not been made public.

"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," said Supermassive CEO Pete Samuels in a statement.

"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."

Supermassive joins Just Avalanche Studios, MercurySteam, Flashbulb Games, Kogama, Nitro Games and Star Stable Entertainment in Nordisk's studio holdings. Nordisk Games itself is a subsidiary of Nordisk Film, the oldest continuously operating film studio in the world at 115 years old. It merged with the Egmont media group in 1992.

"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," said Mikkel Weider, CEO of Nordisk Games. "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."

Supermassive's next game is The Devil in Me, which will be the fourth and final entry in the first "season" of the Dark Pictures series. It's said to be inspired by the Saw series of films, and will star Jessie Buckley when it launches this fall. Trademarks indicate Supermassive has several more games in the anthology planned for future releases, but to date there's no news about a sequel to The Quarry.