Last updated there is February 17, 2022
This is the year for game companies to acquire other playgrounds, it seems. PlayStation has acquired Bungie and Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard. And now, it seems that nacon is about to acquire Daedalic Entertainment.
The German publisher and developer, known for the creation of the DEPONIA series and the next lord of the rings: Gollum, should be redeemed by Nacon. Nacon, formerly known as Bigben Interactive, is a French play corporation known not only for its game accessories, but also for the release of Vampire’s Masquerade: Swansong.
Not only is NaCon will acquire Daedalic Entertainment for 53 million euros (about $ 60 million), but they will keep the current management team. According to the press release, CEO Carsten Fichtelmann and COO Stephan Harms are going to “anticipate to lead the company with great autonomy in development and publishing.”. While the ancient leaders will always be at the helm, it seems that Nacon, who also publishes the game Lord of the Rings: Gollum, will have the last word on what Daedalic does. That is, NaCon will have “_100% of Daedalic Entertainment’s share capital and voting rights, so what they say, will go.
Daedalic can also be the first acquisition of Nacon business this year, but they grew up. Currently, Nacon has spiders studios (Greedfall creators), Big Ant Studios (Cricket 2022) and Cyanide (Tour de France 2021). If everything goes well, the Daedalic society should pass under the nacon giron later in 2022.
Although nacon indicated that with this acquisition, they will have acquired “several key intellectual properties” and that they will “support future projects”, we do not currently know which NaCon projects might want to encourage their future subsidiary. But the possibilities are exciting. Stay tuned!