We've got some major acquisition news to share, as Nacon has confirmed it has bought developer and publisher Daedelic Entertainment, which you may know best as the studio behind the upcoming Lord of the Rings: Gollum game.
The deal costs a whopping €53 million, and sees Nacon take control of IPs such as the Deponia series, Shadow Tactics, Blackguards and The Whispered World. The German company was founded in 2007, and has developed and published over 90 games to date.
Below, you'll find quotes from both Nacon and Daedelic Entertainment about the acquisition:
- Alain Falc, Chairman and CEO of NACON
"We knew, through our current collaboration on Gollum, that NACON and Daedalic share the same values and the same objectives to deliver unique experiences to gamers. Therefore, it seemed logical to go further together and we’re extremely happy of this acquisition. It represents a significant step in Nacon's strategy."
- Carsten Fichtelmann, Founder and CEO of Daedalic Entertainment
"After eventful years in which we always came out on top, I feel proud looking back at the past 15 years and the development of the company. Daedalic Entertainment has established itself as a publisher and developer of exceptional games across various genres and on all relevant platforms and has cemented that position globally. Together with Nacon, we are now taking the next step to further develop our catalogue of games created by our own team as well as many incredible indie studios. We are looking back at a trusting and cooperative collaboration on The Lord of the Rings™: Gollum™ and forward to an even brighter future together."
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