Warhorse Studios, the people that made the medieval open world RPG known as Kingdom Come: Deliverance, got acquired by THQ Nordic.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance was one of the better open-world RPGs that we got in recent years. It was a game that put a lot of emphasis on realism, so there were no dragons or magic, but it was still a game that let you live out your medieval fantasy. A brilliant world, a gripping story, actually humane characters, and the freedom to do whatever the hell you want.
It’s a product that’s rough around the edges, has some bugs and can crash at times, but overall, Warhorse Studios did an amazing job with this game. That’s probably why THQ Nordic bought the studio for 33.2 million euros. Quite a nice sum.
The studio will have full creative control over their games. They’re just going to have more money to create even better titles, and we’re quite excited to see what they’re going to make next! Martin Frývalský, the CEO Warhorse Studios, issued an official statement:
Becoming part of THQ Nordic family is an important milestone for our studio. We began as a small start-up with a handful of employees who were enthusiastic enough to join this challenging project. The skills of our team members, trust and support of our main investor and passion of our fans, who supported development of Kingdom Come: Deliverance through a Kickstarter campaign, helped us grow to an international level. We believe that backing by THQ Nordic will give us an extra push in our mission to bring exciting games to our customers and extend the frontiers of the gaming industry
Seems like this business transaction has satisfied both parties.
What do you think, will we get a sequel to Kingdom Come: Deliverance, or will Warhorse Studios make a brand new game?