Private Division acquires OlliOlli developer Roll7

Private Division OlliOlli

Take-Two’s publishing label picks up the dev behind upcoming OlliOlli World

Roll7 is now under a new banner. Private Division announced today that it has acquired Roll7, the makers of the upcoming skateboarding game OlliOlli World.

Private Division was already set as OlliOlli World‘s publisher, and this acquisition will keep the studio and publishing label together through its future unannounced projects. Roll7 is currently aiming to launch OlliOlli World this winter, during Take-Two’s fiscal quarter ending on March 31, 2022.

“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 Roll7 co-CEO Simon Bennett in a press release. “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.”

Private Division has signed on a number of talented indie development teams for games in the future, including Ori developer Moon Studios and Armello developer League of Geeks.

OlliOlli World has made a very good impression in the hands-on time we’ve had with it. When I played it earlier this year, I was really impressed by how Roll7 shook up the formula and overhauled its visual style while still retaining that excellent flow-state skateboarding gameplay from the original games. With Private Division backing its future, unannounced projects, looks like Roll7 will keep on rolling.

Eric Van Allen