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Dark Pictures studio Supermassive Games acquired by the oldest active film company in the world

ByLinda W. Smith

Jul 12, 2022

Series developers The Quarry and The Dark Pictures Anthology Supermassive Games have been fully acquired by Danish film production company Nordisk Film. UK studio Supermassive announced the takeover today on Twitterbut did not share the cost of the acquisition.

Copenhagen-based Nordisk is the world’s oldest continuously operating film production company, founded in 1906. Their Nordisk Games division has minority and majority stakes in six other development studios.

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Supermassive is the third developer that Nordisk has acquired outright. The Danish company paid $103 million in 2018 for the developers of Just Cause Avalanche, but left creative control to the Swedish studio. Nordisk had already taken a 30.7% stake in Supermassive in March last year, and the two companies credited the move with the full takeover.

“In the year that we’ve worked alongside Pete and Joe and the entire Supermassive team, we’ve come to understand the amount of talent, as well as the potential there is to further develop the types of stories and narrative games that they excel at,” said Mikkel Weider, CEO of Nordisk Games.

Horror games that border on interactive movies are Supermassive’s best since 2015’s Sony-exclusive Until Dawn. Alice Bee thought their most recent stab at teenage jeeper creepers was fun, but not very frightening, in his review The Quarry. “Perhaps the biggest achievement is that I had several deaths that I just let up, because they were so good,” she said, “so implausible and unnecessarily graphic in that way of retro slasher that comes close to being really funny.”

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