THQ Nordic has been splashing the cash again, this time indirectly. Its subsidiary, Koch Media, has snapped up the developer behind last year’s great open world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance.
According to a press release, it cost just under £30 million for Koch Media to acquire the Prague-based Warhorse Studios, whose one and only title to date has just sold over two million copies.
The acquisition will mean that Koch Media now owns Warhorse Studios and its intellectual property. Needless to say, thanks to Kingdom Come: Deliverance‘s buoyant sales and numerous accolades, we’ll probably be seeing a sequel sometime in the future.
“Becoming part of the THQ Nordic family is an important milestone for our studio”, said Warhorse Studios CEO Martin Fryvaldski. “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.”
Warhorse Studios is the latest in a long line of IP and studios bought up by THQ Nordic, which appears to be going from strength to strength. ”Warhorse Studios is one of the leading independent studios in Europe and I am proud to welcome them to the THQ Nordic group”, said THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors.
What, or who, will THQ Nordic buy next?