THQ Nordic has felt like a bit of a B-team player for a while, re-releasing a lot of its back catalogue and slowly accumulating more and more IPs. It seemed that no one was really paying them much attention, but that may be about to change; the publisher has just made a serious acquisition in the purchase of Koch Media GmbH for €121 million.
Koch Media is a German media conglomerate that markets, distributes, and produces games. This deal includes its publishing label Deep Silver and all of its studios and their games. This means that THQ Nordic now owns Saints Row, Metro, and Dead Island, among others.
It was noted that no restructuring is planned, which will come as some relief to Koch Media’s headcount of more than 1100 employees across its international network of offices. Any in-progress development is to continue, which apparently includes new games from Volition and Dambuster, as well as Metro: Exodus.
It certainly seems like THQ Nordic is taking things up a gear. What do you make of this acquisition? Does the publisher now own your favourite series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.