Nexon recently announced a merger of two subsidiary studios, NAT GAMES Co., Ltd. and NEXON GT Co., Ltd. The combined teams will operate as Nexon Games and diversify development to create games for global audiences. The merger between the two studios will be finalized at a general meeting of shareholders of each entity on February 8, 2022, and the date of the merger is March 31 of the same year. In exchange for each share of NEXON GT, 1.04 shares of NAT GAMES will be issued, and the merged entity will change its name to Nexon Games.
Yong Hyun Park, the current CEO of NAT GAMES, will be the new CEO of the merged company, Nexon Games. The board of Nexon Games1 will include Ji Hwan Shin, the current CEO of NEXON GT, as well as Junghun Lee, CEO of Nexon Korea Corporation who will lead the company’s further cooperation with Nexon Korea. Merging NAT GAMES creative expertise with Nexon GT’s proven capability in first-person shooters, the newly integrated group stands as a global center of excellence for games on PC, mobile and consoles.
NAT GAMES is well known for developing award-winning RPGs for Korean and global audiences including HIT and V4 as well as the popular mobile titles OVERHIT and Blue Archive. NEXON GT is known for the popular first-person shooter, Sudden Attack, now in its 16th year of service supported by outstanding live operations. In the 3rd quarter of 2021, Sudden Attack achieved year-over-year revenue growth of 211%. Completion of this merger is subject to the approval of Korea Fair Trade Commission and other relevant authorities in accordance with antitrust and competition laws in Korea.