KRAFTON, Korea, acquired Cyberpunk ARPG Assent developer. UNKNOWN WORLDS, which was acquired last year, reports that Subnautica 2 is under development.
On November 10, Korea disclosed the provisional financial results for the third quarter of 2022 on November 10. Among them, it has been reported that it acquired the Studio Neon Giant in Sweden.
GRAFTON is a company that is a company that has developers such as PUBG STUDIOS, which handles the battle royal game PUBG: Battlegrounds. In this performance announcement, the sales of PC games in the same period increased by 48%from the previous quarter to 131.1 billion won (about 14 billion yen), the highest in the last three years. According to the consumer division, the market size has been reduced due to the uncertainty of the global economy due to the uncertainty of the global economy, including 22%in the previous quarter and 133%year-on-year.
The company also reported that it acquired the NEON GIANT mentioned earlier. The studio is a Sweden-based developer, established by veterans in the industry, which has been involved in AAA series such as DOOM, WALLENSTEIN, Far Cry, and Gears of War. It is known for working on the action shooting RPG THE ASCENT, which has a Cyberpunk world view. The studio is currently developing games in the open world FPS genre.
By the way, Grafton also acquired UNKNOWN WORLDS Entertainment, known as the developer of the marine adventure game Subnautica series. In April this year, the studio revealed that a new work using the Subnautica series was under development (related article), but in this announcement, the new title is Subnautica 2. ] It was reported.
In the game industry, the acquisition of a studio in the game industry often leads to acquisitions after building a trusting relationship through partners in the project, but Grafton seems to be aiming for a strong studio and declined immediately. This time, the company states that it will embark on the acquisition merger and the launch of a new studio to expand IP, and the acquisition of NEON GIANT seems to be part of that.