Private Division, the publisher of upcoming skater sequel OlliOlli World, has announced it’s acquired series development team Roll7.
A statement from the company announced the deal earlier today, although it did not disclose terms. Both parties are currently working on the new, open world instalment, but also “additional unannounced projects in development”. Private Division will support (and presumably publish) these future projects.
There are, of course, quotes from both parties on the move. Co-CEO and founder of Roll7 Simon Bennett offered up the following. “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. 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.”
Michael Worosz, executive vice president and head of Private Division, added his own words. “We’re thrilled to welcome Roll7 to the Private Division family. 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.”
At the moment, both parties expect to still launch OlliOlli World ‘this Winter’. The statement notes the game should be out before March 31, 2022. We last saw the game back in the Summer, where it showed off its customisation features. The game will arrive on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
We’re thrilled to welcome @Roll_7 to the Private Division family. Their talent, passion, and creativity are a tremendous addition to our team, and we can’t wait to see what the future of flow-state gaming brings, together.
— Private Division (@PrivateDivision) November 15, 2021
on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S
31 December 2021