News CCP Up for Sale?

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  1. Scott Tortorice

    Scott Tortorice Active Member Administrator Moderator

    Nov 18, 2003
    The shadows
    An end to an era?

    Bloomberg:

    Eve Online Owners Said to Weigh Game Maker Sale After Approaches

    "CCP hf, the Icelandic game developer that created the cult classic Eve Online game, is exploring strategic options including a sale of the business after receiving interest from potential bidders, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

    "The closely held company’s owners, which include European investor Novator Partners LLP, U.S. investment fund General Catalyst Partners LLC and venture capitalist New Enterprise Associates Inc., are discussing whether or not to proceed with a sale, the people said, asking not to be identified because the deliberations are private. A sale of CCP could value the business at as much as 900 million euros ($955 million), the people said."

    I suspect this is why the game went semi-F2P last month. That was a good way to quickly inflate the Eve Online player base and make the portfolio look more attractive.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2016
  2. Dr Zaius

    Dr Zaius Chief Defender of the Faith Staff Member Administrator Moderator

    This will kill EVE if it goes through. Mark my words.

    No corporation is going to run EVE the way CCP did, as a labor of love.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016
  3. Scott Tortorice

    Scott Tortorice Active Member Administrator Moderator

    Nov 18, 2003
    The shadows
    I agree. Eve Online wasn't a failing MMO. New owners can only take it downward.

    As Eve goes, so does the MMO genre. I think we are seeing a general regression in gaming.
     

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