NACON ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF MIDGAR STUDIO, DEVELOPER OF EDGE OF ETERNITY
NACON ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF MIDGAR STUDIO,
EDGE OF ETERNITY DEVELOPER
Lesquin, seven February 2022 – NACON is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of the capital of Midgar Studio. By integrating this studio into its talented team of JRPG specialists, NACON is pursuing its development strategy and adding new expertise to its portfolio.
Based in the South of France and founded by passionate creators, Midgar Studio is renowned for creating games that leverage high-quality technology and graphics to deliver immersive experiences for gamers. As lovers of Japanese culture, especially JRPGs, the team is behind the game edge of eternity, which is inspired by the greatest franchises of the genre. Released in June 2021, the open-world game takes place in a fantasy world and offers a unique experience. Acclaimed by all critics and gamers, it was dubbed the “French Final Fantasy”.
“Being both creative and technically excellent is a challenge that characterizes Midgar Studio and our hallmark. We are very happy to join NACON, who listen and understand what we are trying to achieve. With their support, we are fortunate to achieve our ambitions while keeping a lot of freedom,“ said Jérémy Zeler-Maury.
“It’s always exciting for NACON to welcome a new team to our family, and to do so without restricting the creativity and working practices that are the source of their success. Midgar Studio makes high-quality games in a segment that we have not yet specialized in. By combining the studio’s expertise with our own on the publishing side, we will soon be able to offer our players new high-quality gaming experiences made in France”, said Alain Falc, Chairman and CEO of NACON.
NACON’s Video Games division now has 15 development sites (10 in France, 1 in Belgium, 1 in Italy, 2 in Canada and 1 in Australia), bringing together nearly 600 developers, supported by a Publishing team of 70 people.
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NACON is a BIGBEN Group company founded in 2019 to optimize its know-how through strong synergies in the video game market. By bringing together its 15 development studios, the publishing of AA video games, the design and distribution of premium gaming devices, NACON concentrates 20 years of expertise at the service of gamers. This new unified business unit strengthens NACON’s position in the market and enables it to innovate by creating new unique competitive advantages. https://corporate.nacongaming.com/
On Midgar Studio
Midgar Studio is a video game development company founded in 2008 by Jérémy Zeler-Maury. Initially established as a specialist outsourcing partner, the studio gradually evolved into a full-fledged independent creative business. After collaborating on the adventure game Float in 2018, the JRPG edge of eternity entered early access the same year. Officially released in June 2021, the open-world game is the result of seven years of development by a dozen passionate artists and developers.