Pearl Abyss will acquire CCP Games in a deal worth US$425 million. In a press release, the creators of Black Desert Online will integrate CCP Games in its projects going forward. This is one a series of events that herald Pearl Abyss’ global rollout.
On its part, CCP Games released a statement to its community affirming its commitment to EVE ONLINE. CCP Games created the “famously complex spacefaring game” EVE ONLINE back in 2003 and has mesmerised players since.
With studios in Reykjavik, London and Shanghai, CCP Games takes a wealth of experience and expertise to the Pearl Abyss. The South Korean gaming company is fairly new into the industry as it began operations in 2014.
Reputable IP and publishing expertise crucial in Pearl Abyss’ global rollout
Commenting on the news, Robin Jung, Pearl Abyss CEO said:
“CCP is a seasoned publisher with over 15 years of digital distribution experience and know-how. They have done an incredible job of engaging and maintaining their playerbase, which we aim to learn from and hope to integrate natively into Pearl Abyss’ general practices across all our games.”
The CEO shares that the “reputable IP and expertise” which CCP takes to Pearl Abyss will embolden the company’s strategy.
On the other hand, CCP assures its community of players that Pearl Abyss is a good home for the company. In his words, CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson says:
“Pearl Abyss is a fast-growing company with lots to offer in terms of technology, capability and vision. I believe our two companies have a lot to learn from each other. We are very excited to join forces with them and achieve great new heights for our companies, our games and—above all—our players.”
However, it is unknown how the players will react. The CEO took it upon himself to post a message on the games website full of assurances. In part, the message reads, “Given our close relationship with our community we want you guys to hear this news first, directly from us, so I thought I’d provide a little bit more insight into what’s currently happening at CCP and assuage any concerns that our pilots may have about this announcement.”
For the Koreans, this is a huge score for Pearl Abyss’ global rollout. The company will launch a global mobile version of the Black Desert Online next year.