THQ Nordic has announced the purchase of Coffee Stain Studios (Deep Rock Galactic) and Bugbear (Wreckfest). They have 35 unannounced projects at the moment.
Quality > Quanity Having this many games in development is just asking for trouble.
A lot of their games (Metro Exodus, Wreckfest, Darksiders 3, Biomutant, etc) are looking pretty good though.
Metro exodus isn’t a Nordic game. Developed by 4A games and published by deep silver
And who owns Deep Silver, Ausbo? https://www.polygon.com/201...
My bad. I forgot they acquired deep silver. You’re right
You're thinking in terms of AAA, but THQ Nordic has said themselves they are aiming to fill the void of the mid tier games market. Not to mention they already have quite a few GOOD dev studios under their belt. with lower budget and AAA experienced teams now put on lower pressure mid tier titles this could easily allow for all these studios to work on more than one project at once (hell the Darksiders devs have already said they have been working on a another title since Darksiders III hit alpha)
The mid-tier has kinda fizzled out since THQ originally went under. Warner Bros. grew too big for its own good, Deep Silver was overly-ambitious with their dependency on Saints Row & Dead Island. THQ Nordic NEEDS to be that middle-ground between indie and the big AAA publishers.
There is room in the market for 2nd tier type games. Not every game needs to be a AAA masterpiece with gripping stories and battle royales. As long as they have enough studios to support releasing a decent game why would gamers not buy games they like.
"2nd tier type games" "AAA masterpiece" Not of fan of people assuming AAA means the best games. AAA means how much funding the project gets, that's it...not quality of game. You can assume the game will be great because it costs a lot, but that is not reality. You can make a movie for a billion dollars, doesn't mean it will be a masterpiece. This is why most people judge the "best looking games" as the "best games" because the huge part of the funding goes into art, which is the easiest, but most time consuming part of the game development.
Hope they're successful!
THQ Nordic has massive potential.
I wish THQ Nordic the best of luck. Personally I love their games as they got a bit of quirkiness and doesn't follow most other trends in the gaming industry. Sure, they're not perfect by any means and their games don't scream AAA GOTY, but if anything their games has always been one thing for me personally, and that is fun. I'm excited for Darksiders 3 in the next few weeks as I have it pre-ordered to support them.
Damn 35 is a crazy number
they are one of the biggest gaming publishers but no one talks about them kingdom of amular HD remaster would be awesome since they own the IP now also a proper saints row 1-2 HD would be great. A lot of people never got the chance to play the original, They should restarted the series after the 2nd game and forget all the other
I would instantly buy a saints row 2 with the FPS and Screen tearing fixed running in 4k on the pro
Future article: THQ Nordic bankrupt...
If you look at their history since founding a few years ago, i'd say they are treading carefully and smartly to insure that doesn't happen anytime soon. They aren't reaching for AAA status, they have been vocal about staying in that mid tier. that along with testing the waters on all their gathered IPs by making HD remasters of previous entries (hell they even often hire ex staff from the IP to do it) means they have had very little thrown into the pot while reaping great gain especially with the darksider remasters. Now they seem to be going into phase 2 which is new IP/Game production with the likes of Biomutant, Metro Exodus, Wreckfest, Darksiders III, Generation Zero etc all of which look great
idk, sounds like something xbox said in 2 different e3 conferences and look how that turned out
The way things are heading in a few years we will be left with just a few companies owning all of the game studios.
I can't wait to see a new Saint's Row or Saint's Row anything I would LOVE a remaster of the first two with functional online. Hope they hire some of the devs from one and two.
THQ Nordic has been lowkey successful. Allowing the studios they bring in to do whatever they want and rescuing forgotten IPs. I applaud them and hope they continue to be successful.
JESUS are these guys laundering money or something? XD
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