First studio acquisition for Private Division brings wealth of development talent, creativity, and style of beloved OlliOlli creators to label
Private Division, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that they have acquired video game developer Roll7. Based in London, the BAFTA award-winning studio is currently developing OlliOlli World to be published by Private Division and planned for launch this winter during Take-Two’s fiscal fourth quarter ending March 31, 2022. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 2008 by Simon Bennett, John Ribbins, and Tom Hegarty, Roll7 is a multi-award-winning studio that is best known for the OlliOlli series. The studio is currently working on the upcoming OlliOlli World and have additional unannounced projects in development. Private Division will support these future endeavors and empower Roll7 to continue creating their signature “flow state gaming” experiences that embody their distinctive style and ability to achieve commercial and critical success.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Roll7 to the Private Division family,” said Michael Worosz, Executive Vice President and Head of Private Division. “As a team passionate about action sports ourselves, seeing how Roll7 combines the thrill of competition with the zen of achieving flow-state in a videogame is remarkable, and we can’t wait to show the world this phenomenon with our release of OlliOlli World this winter.”
“Private Division has been an incredible publishing partner for OlliOlli World, and we’re elated to continue to grow as a studio as part of the label,” said Simon Bennett, Co-CEO at Roll7. “Private Division has empowered our amazing team to raise the bar on our creativity and scope for OlliOlli World. Joining the label puts us in a great position to continue to grow and to set our sights on achieving our ambition to become a pre-eminent global videogames developer.”
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