THQ Nordic acquire Kingdom Come: Deliverance makers Warhorse Studios

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THQ Nordic (opens in new tab) has today acquired Warhorse Studios, the developers behind Kingdom Come: Deliverance (opens in new tab). As well as the studio, the acquisition also includes 'all intellectual property rights.' The studio will be a subsidiary of Metro Exodus publisher Koch Media. 

The news comes exactly one year after the release of the medieval open-world RPG, Kingdom Come: Deliverance and has now sold over 2 million copies across all platforms. 

The game started off with a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign (opens in new tab) back in 2014, and while there were a number of bugs and glitches (opens in new tab) to iron out at launch, the overall realism and attention to detail did prompt a positive reception. You can read what Andy made of it in our review here (opens in new tab).

Of course, THQ Nordic is no stranger to acquisitions; just last month they obtained the rights to the action-adventure game Outcast (opens in new tab) and last year saw them grab Carmageddon (opens in new tab) as well as a number of other games and studios (opens in new tab)

Here's what says Lars Wingefors, CEO of THQ Nordic AB, had to say about all of this. "Warhorse Studios is one of the leading independent studios in Europe and I am proud to welcome them to the THQ Nordic group. Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which has now sold over 2 million copies, has been a great success since the release exactly one year ago. I look forward to continuing to witness the owners run the studio and drive the creative process for many years."

We'd love to see what else is on THQ Nordic's shopping list.

Sarah James
Guides Writer

Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.