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Supercell Acquires Majority Stake in Australian Developer Ultimate Studio

Supercell, the mobile gaming giant, has officially announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Australian developer Ultimate Studio. This move is consistent with Supercell’s previous investments in other developers like Space Ape and Trailmix. The financial details of the acquisition are undisclosed.

Ultimate Studio, founded by EA veterans Tony Lay and Mark Zaloumis, primarily focuses on the PC and console markets. Supercell sees this acquisition as a crucial step in its plans to expand beyond mobile gaming. However, it is worth noting that Ultimate Studio has previously released the mobile racing game Hot Lap League.

In a statement, Tony Lay said, “Supercell’s ethos aligned with our goals, and they continually support us to operate with a strong identity and independence.”

The Ultimate Power Play?

Supercell is renowned for its dominance in the mobile gaming industry. The company has a reputation for making strategic business decisions and has been known to shut down games that do not meet its high expectations. This strategy has led to tremendous success, with the recent game Brawl Stars becoming the fourth Supercell title to generate over $2 billion in revenue. By expanding beyond mobile, Supercell aims to tap into new revenue streams to enhance its earning potential.

Timur Haussila, the head of special projects at Supercell, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with Ultimate Studio. He said, “At Supercell, we want to explore opportunities beyond mobile. The partnership with Ultimate is one of the first steps in that chapter. Together, we will be able to reach and serve even more players around the world and create new titles that are remembered forever.”

In a separate article, we listed Supercell, Space Ape, and Trailmix as three of the top mobile game makers of 2023.