Supercell, the maker of popular mobile games like Clash of Clans, has acquired a majority stake in Australian game development studio Ultimate Studio. This investment comes after Supercell previously funded Ultimate Studio in 2018. Supercell has a history of acquiring majority stakes in studios it has funded, including Love & Pies maker Trailmix and Space Ape. Ultimate Studio was co-founded by former Electronic Arts executives Tony Lay and Mark Zaloumis, who aimed to build a studio focused on game craftsmanship.
According to Tony Lay, Supercell’s ethos aligns with Ultimate Studio’s goals, and the partnership allows them to operate with a strong identity and independence. Ultimate Studio specializes in creating PC and console games and will be among the first to explore Supercell’s expansion to other platforms. The acquisition represents a shared commitment between the two companies to deliver remarkable games that players will love forever. Timur Haussila, special projects head at Supercell, expressed excitement about taking the partnership with Ultimate Studio to the next level and the potential to reach and serve more players globally.
Supercell’s investment in Ultimate Studio reflects its ongoing strategy to expand its presence in the gaming industry and explore opportunities beyond mobile. Together, Supercell and Ultimate Studio aim to create new titles that will leave a lasting impact on players around the world.