Remember when THQ went bankrupt and disbanded back in 2013? Well, it looks like they’re slowly on the come up, with their newest acquisition, Koch Media GmbH.
Koch Media GmbH, the parent company of developer and publisher Deep Silver, has been acquired by THQ Nordic to the sweet tune of $4M. This deal, which was announced earlier on Wednesday, effectively returns the IPs for Saints’ Row and Metro to THQ, as well as Crytek UK and Homefront.
Koch Media has a long history of profitability despite losses incurred from some less successful game releases. THQ Nordic is convinced that the development studios of Deep Silver as part of THQ Nordic will successfully deliver at least four ongoing AAA game projects including Metro Exodus as well as the next Volition Studio AAA release and the next Dambuster Studio AAA release, together with a number of other game development and publishing titles.
- Lars Wingefors, THQ Nordic CEO
In addition, Volition, the studio purchased by Koch Media in 2013, goes back under the THQ name, where they are currently “developing an unannounced new AAA title.”
This, of course, has started the fuel of speculation concerning the idea that THQ Nordic is looking to get the IPs they used to own back under the THQ umbrella, including the WWE series of games, now licenced to Take-Two Interactive’s 2K Sports imprint.
All things considered, this might be a bigger step for THQ Nordic than anyone truly expected.