Today, THQ Nordic announced the acquisition of Warhorse Studios, developers of the recent medieval history RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance, in addition to all of Warhorse Studios’ intellectual property rights.
Warhorse will be a subsidiary of the German-Austrian company Koch Media, joining the likes of Deep Silver and Volition. Koch Media is publishing the upcoming Metro Exodus, slated for release in a few days.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance launched last year to an overall positive reception despite the game being laden with bugs and glitches. The game began as a Kickstarter in 2014 before reaching its goal in just 36 hours. The overall attention to detail and its focus on realism in a sea of high-fantasy RPGs helped it stand out, selling over 2 million copies across all platforms.
Lars Wingefors, CEO of THQ Nordic AB, had the following to say after this most recent acquisition:
“Warhorse Studios is one of the leading independent studios in Europe and I am proud to welcome them to the THQ Nordic group. Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which has now sold over 2 million copies, has been a great success since the release exactly one year ago. I look forward to continuing to witness the owners run the studio and drive the creative process for many years.”Lars Wingefors, CEO, THQ Nordic AB
THQ Nordic, as mentioned previously, has acquired several companies over the last couple of years. It’s also started acquiring more and more games, like the 1999 action-adventure title Outcast. Fans will no doubt be excited to see what Warhorse Studios can do with its newfound support.
What are all your thoughts on this newest acquisition? Are you excited to see where Warhorse Studios and THQ Nordic are headed? Let us know!