Pearl Abyss, the South Korean developers behind Black Desert Online, announced they have purchased EVE Online developers CCP Games from current investors Novator Partners,General Catalyst, and NEA. The deal will see CCP Games operating independently in the foreseeable future. Currently, CCP Games has studios in Reykjavik, London, and Shanghai.
Pearl Abyss revealed that the motivation behind the purchase was to acquire CCP Games’ years of experience in keeping EVE Online going with a dedicated playerbase and publishing expertise on PC and PlayStation.
Pearl Abyss CEO Robin Jung offered the following statement regarding the acquisition:
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 playerbase, 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.