Stockholm-based games group Enad Global 7 (EG7) has acquired San Diego-based MMO specialist Daybreak for 300 million USD.
The purchase follows closely on the heels of the company’s November announcement of the acquisition of Canadian Piranha Games, developer of the popular MechWarrior series.
Following a successful launch of their free-to-play tactical shooter Mechwarrior Online in 2013, Piranha Games released Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries last year, selling hundreds of thousands of copies on the Epic Games Store alone. Steam and GOG versions are slated for next year.
Check out the Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries gameplay trailer:
The acquisition of Daybreak now marks a significant push into owned creative properties for EG7 with the newly acquired studio’s EverQuest, H1Z1 and PlanetSide IPs. Daybreak also operates the DC Universe, Lord of the Rings and Dungeons & Dragons online games, with a combined total of 178 million registered players.
Check out the EverQuest II: Blood of Luclin trailer:
“On behalf of the Daybreak team and all of our players, we are elated to be joining the EG7 family,” says Daybreak executive chairman Jason Epstien. “I look forward to working closely with the team at EG7 to continue to deliver incredible experiences for our players around the world.”
About Enad Global 7 (EG7)
Headquartered in Stockholm, EG7 develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs over 100 game developers and creates its own original IPs, as well as consulting other publishers around the world through its game development divisions Toadman Studios and Antimatter Games.
Nordic Game again thanks EG7 for their support of Chatroulette à la Nordic Game at NG20+, as well as company CCO Morten Larssen’s very engaging talk in the live program this November.
Learn more about EG7 at www.enadglobal7.com.