Nacon has made a rather large acquisition as more and more publishers are looking to add developers to its roster. The latest is Daedalic Entertainment, the current developer on The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and Deponia.
The deal is said to set Nacon back about €53 million (around $76.5 million CAD) and the agreement will include 100% of the share capital and voting rights of Daedalic Entertainment. This means anything the studio decides to do can be approved or denied by Nacon in the end.
“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,” Nacon CEO Alain Falc said. “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.”
“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 CEO Carsten Fichtelmann said. “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.”
If Nacon sounds familiar, the publisher has had issues in the past with Frogwares, the studio that developed The Sinking City.