THQ Nordic Acquires 'Kingdom Come' Developers Warhorse In €33.2 Million Deal
THQ Nordic has already hungrily acquired a number of studios in recent times, and they've now got themselves Warhorse Studios. They've picked up the creators of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, to the tune of €33.2 million in cash, as reported by GameIndustry.Biz.
While that title sold two million units, this acquisition won't be without controversy given the criticisms surrounding the game and the head of Warhorse Studios, Daniel Vávra. Upon the game's release on 13 February 2018 (a year ago today, actually), many critics took issue with the game's absence of people of colour and its poor representation of women. Vávra claimed that the game was historically authentic in its depictions, particularly concerning race, a position that historians questioned.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance also featured Actual Magic Potions, which were well known to be a part of everyday life in early 15th century Bohemia.
THQ Nordic really have been busy of late, though. In August 2018, they acquired the TimeSplitters and Second Sight IPs; then Coffee Stain Holding, the creators of Goat Simulator; before they managed to squeeze in the Carmageddon rights before the end of 2018. In January of this year, they got their hands on Outlast. Busy, busy, busy.
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