THQ Nordic launched today that it has received Koch Media, the father or mother firm of online game writer Deep Silver, in a deal worth €121 million ($149 million). As piece of the acquisition, THQ Nordic — formerly identified as Nordic Games — is now the proprietor of game sequence Saints Row, Homefront, Tiresome Island, Metro and extra.
In other words, the brand new THQ now owns the producers the worn THQ sold off after it filed for monetary anxiety in 2012.
A short refresher on how we obtained right here:
THQ Nordic’s acquisition of Koch Media and Deep Silver brings the need of total workers at the brand new firm to extra than 1,600 all the plan thru a mixed 36 internal and external studios. Collectively, the corporations own 106 psychological properties, in step with a records initiate, along with the game franchises mentioned above, as successfully as Brokers of Mayhem, Risen and Galaxy on Fire.
THQ Nordic and Koch Media have confidence a mixed 50 game projects in pattern. Seventeen of these were launched as of Dec. 31, 2017, whereas 33 dwell unannounced. A form of unannounced titles is a brand new AAA game from Saints Row developer Deep Silver Volition.
Koch Media will operate as a separate entity below THQ Nordic, in step with the records initiate. No restructuring or label-saving applications are deliberate, the firm says, suggesting that there will be no layoffs as piece of the acquisition. Additionally, THQ Nordic said that “names of both operational corporations, along with its publishing objects Deep Silver and THQ Nordic, will dwell unchanged.”