Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss has announced they have acquired CCP Games, creators of the massively popular sci-fi MMORPG Eve Online.
Along with the details about the acquisition, CCP Games will continue to operate as an independent developer with their studios in Reykjavik, London, and Shangai, all the while integrated their current manpower into Pearl Abyss' operations going forward.
Here is a comment from Pearl Abyss CEO Robin Jung:
“We are thrilled to have CCP Games join our team as Black Desert Online continues to branch out globally. 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 player base, which we aim to learn from and hope to integrate natively into Pearl Abyss’ general practices across all our games. I am confident CCP’s reputable IP and expertise in global publishing will help reaffirm our company’s dedication to developing and servicing the world’s best MMORPGs."
“I have been seriously impressed with what Pearl Abyss has achieved ever since I first visited their website for Black Desert Online and subsequently became an avid player of the game,” said CCP Games CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson. “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.”
Black Desert Online was originally released in the west back in 2016. For more on that title, be sure to check out our review.