Supercell has acquired a majority stake in game development studio Ultimate Studio based in Melbourne, Australia. This follows Supercell’s previous investment in Ultimate Studio when it was first established in 2018. This is not the first time Supercell has acquired a majority stake in a studio it has funded, having previously acquired stakes in Love & Pies maker Trailmix and Space Ape. Ultimate Studio, founded by former Electronic Arts executives Tony Lay and Mark Zaloumis, is focused on creating PC/console titles and will be among the first to explore Supercell’s expansion to other platforms.
According to Lay, Supercell’s ethos aligns with Ultimate Studio’s goals, allowing them to operate with a strong identity and independence. The acquisition represents a shared commitment between the two companies to deliver remarkable games. This move is significant for both Supercell and Ultimate Studio as they work together to reach and serve more players around the world and create new titles that will be remembered forever.
Supercell’s special projects head, Timur Haussila, expressed excitement about taking the partnership with Ultimate Studio to the next level. Supercell aims to explore opportunities beyond mobile gaming, and the partnership with Ultimate is one of the first steps in that direction. With Ultimate Studio’s experienced team in mobile, PC, and console titles, they believe they will be able to expand their reach and create memorable games for players worldwide.