THQ Nordic has acquired Warhorse Studios, the Prague-based minds behind one of 2018’s most celebrated titles: Kingdom Come: Deliverance.
THQ Nordic, which is stranger to buying studios, announced the partnership earlier today, one year after the release of Kingdom Come. After 2 million copies sold following an impressive crowd-funding campaign, the news that Warhorse has attracted a big-time publisher should come as no surprise.
The acquisition includes all intellectual property rights and studio development following on from Warhorse Studio’s previous agreement with Koch Media. Martin Fryvaldsky, CEO of Warhorse Studios, was delighted with the news:
“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 and Koch Media will give us an extra push in our mission to bring exciting games to our customers and extend the frontiers of the gaming industry.”
The title is currently wrapping-up its DLC plans, so the future for Warhorse Studios and Kingdom Come is currently unknown. With this increased backing, the sky is really the limit for the studio, which worked miracles on a shoestring budget.
Fun times ahead for Warhorse Studios, then. Be sure to re-visit OnlySP’s interview with the studio that took place late last year, and follow the site on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.