THQ Nordic continue their plan to buy everything that’s not nailed down

Darksiders III has performed as expected

THQ Nordic, who already own an awful lot of studios and more IP’s that you can shake a very large stick at, have been throwing money around once more and have picked up Warhorse Studios, the team behind Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

The game, which has now sold over 2 million copies across all platforms, celebrates it’s first birthday today. “We believe that backing by THQ Nordic and Koch Media will give us an extra push in our mission to bring exciting games to our customers and extend the frontiers of the gaming industry,” says Martin Fryvaldsky, CEO Warhorse Studios.

THQ / Koch Media have also thrown some cash at Australian publisher 18POINT2 and bought them as well, giving them a presence over of the far side of the planet.

Despite initial reports of poor sale it seems Darksiders III has “performed within management’s expectations and has recouped all the investments made in development and marketing during the quarter,” so that’s good news for fans of the series, as is the statement that “Darksiders remains one of the Group’s key IP’s.” Net sales for the group increased a ridiculous 441% during the last quarter of 2018.

In recent months the group has bought developers Coffee Stain and Bugbear, and also picked up the Alone in the Dark, Carmageddon, Outcast, Kingdoms of Amalur, Timesplitters, and Second Sight IPs.

Source: THQ / press release

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3 Comments

  1. Have they done or intend to do anything with the majority of these acquisitions is the real question.

    • 50 games in production apparently. So yes.

  2. Please, please, PLEASE can we have a remaster of Kingdoms of Amalur? The ‘offline MMORPG’ format was absolutely killer in my opinion and I loved the universe…

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