Nacon has introduced its purpose to obtain videogame developer and writer Daedalic Leisure in a deal value €53 million ($60 million).
Already publishing companions for the approaching name The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, the 2 firms determined to tighten their collaboration, which is able to permit Nacom to obtain a number of highbrow houses. The deal will even see Nacon take pleasure in Daedalic’s building and publishing experience.
Carsten Fichtelmann, founder and CEO, and Stephan Harms, COO will proceed to run the corporate with a prime level of autonomy in building and publishing. Nacon will fortify long term initiatives via combining forces thru its gross sales, publishing, and advertising groups.
Daedalic Leisure, a studio best possible recognized for creating point-and-click journey video games and as an indie writer, used to be based in 2007 and is primarily based in Hamburg. It has advanced and printed greater than 90 video games and is one in all Germany’s greatest and oldest unbiased online game firms with a group of 87 folks.
The studio has advanced video games for franchises similar to Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth and its personal IPs together with the Deponia sequence, Shadow Ways, Blackguards, and The Whispered Global. Daedalic Leisure has 9 further new video games introduced for liberate in 2022.
During the acquisition, Nacon hopes to put itself as a pace-setter in video games and this would be the sixteenth studio bought in not up to 4 years.
“We knew, thru our present collaboration on Gollum, that Nacon and Daedalic percentage the similar values and the similar targets to ship distinctive studies to avid gamers,” mentioned Alain Falc, chairman and CEO of Nacon. “Subsequently, it gave the impression logical to move additional in combination and we’re extraordinarily satisfied about this acquisition. It represents a vital step in Nacon’s technique.”
“After eventful years through which we at all times got here out on best, I believe proud having a look again on the previous 15 years and the improvement of the corporate,” mentioned Carsten Fichtelmann, Daedalic’s founder and CEO.
“Daedalic Leisure has established itself as a writer and developer of remarkable video games throughout quite a lot of genres and on all related platforms and has cemented that place globally. Along side Nacon, we at the moment are taking the next move to additional increase our catalog of video games created via our personal group in addition to many unbelievable indie studios.
“We’re having a look again at a trusting and cooperative collaboration on The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and ahead to a fair brighter long term in combination.”
Gollum, the approaching action-adventure name, is according to The Lord of the Rings and follows the nature of Gollum ahead of the occasions of the trilogy and The Hobbit. It’s scheduled for liberate someday this yr on PC, PS4, PS5, Transfer, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection X/S.