Experts estimate transaction cost in the amount of 42.8 million euros.
The European company-publisher THQ Nordic (former Nordic Games) announced the acquisition of the independent Studio Warhorse Studios, known for its role-playing game Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Now all the rights to the franchise Kingdom Come: Deliverance belongs to THQ Nordic, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to overclockers.ua.
Experts estimate the transaction cost to be about $ 42.8 million euros ($48.5 million), which is a very good indicator for the small Studio. Kingdom Come: Deliverance was released February 13, 2018, for major gaming platforms, and its sales to date has reached 2 million copies.
The user Warhorse Studios will remain in their posts. Martin Privalsky, General Director of the Studio said: “it is important For us to become part of the family THQ Nordic. We started as a small startup with a few employees. Thanks to the enthusiasm and also to our supporters who have supported the project financially on Kickstarter, we were able to get international recognition. We believe that support from THQ Nordic will give us additional impetus in our mission to create exciting computer games and the expansion of the gaming industry”.
Finally, one can note one interesting fact. As you know, a year ago THQ Nordic 120 million euros acquired a controlling stake in the German company Koch Media which in turn owns publisher Deep Silver. The latter took the decision to move the shooter Metro:Exodus of Steam in service of the Epic Games Store. Thus, the continuation of Kingdom Come: Deliverance may well be the next exclusive Epic Games Store.