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Kabam receives $800 million offer for Vancouver studio behind Marvel Contest of Champions

Kabam receives $800 million offer for Vancouver studio behind Marvel Contest of Champions

Kabam has received an $800 million offer for its Vancouver studio behind its biggest hit Marvel Contest of Champions.

Sources have claimed to Venturebeat that multiple bids have come in for the studio. The publisher is said to have hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch to explore the possibility of a sale.

There were no details on the parties who have made bids for the studio.

No contest

Kabam’s Vancounver studio is one of the San Francisco-based publisher’s most successful operations. It's behind the hugely successful Marvel Contest of Champions, which is thought to have accrued more than $400 million in revenue since its release in December 2014.

The studio is also currently working on a new Transformers game with Hasbro, due to launch in 2017.

Kabam has a number of offices around the world, including its San Francisco HQ, Austin, Beijing, Berlin and LA.

Its portfolio of games include Star Wars: Uprising (which is to close on November 17th 2016), Fast & Furious: Legacy, The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth and Underworld Empire.

The publisher is also working on an Avatar MMO to tie in with the upcoming films, a game it believes will be its "biggest-ever release".

Despite a wealth of titles, Marvel Contest of Champions remains by far its most successful game.


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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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