Publisher THQ Nordic announced today that it has agreed to buy Koch Media, owner of publisher Deep Silver.
The acquisition means that franchises including Saint's Row, Dead Island and the Metro series will belong to THQ Nordic now. THQ Nordic will now also operate the Koch Media publishing business, it's film business and three development studios which are known for the above mentioned franchises.
"Koch Media has a long history of profitability despite losses incurred from some less successful game releases," says Lars Wingefors, CEO of THQ Nordic. "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."
Nordic Games bought the THQ name in 2013 when THQ went bancrupt and had to auction the rights to it's franchises. Nordic Games also picked up Darksiders, Titan Quest, Supreme Commander, Red Faction and other THQ properties, and re-branded as THQ Nordic a year later. Deep Silver bought Saint's Row and Metro and later, Homefront from Crytek. All this means Saint's Row, Metro and Homefront are all "THQ" games, once again.
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