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The Rise of THQ Nordic - buying up all the IPs

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Infinitron, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    http://www.polygon.com/2016/8/12/12447768/thq-nordic-name-change-nordic-games

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  2. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    The press release is quite informative:

     
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  3. pffffffffft Not as good as working for Interplay 2016.
     
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    Why?

    Did THQ have that much value as a name? It's not a household name like Atari, and as far as I know Nordic's name isn't mud everywhere so they can't be trying to escape a reputation (also the whole keeping nordic in the name thing).
     
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  6. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    Probably a move to expand their reach. Their current titles (ELEX, Spellforce 3, The Guild 3, Aquanox) are pretty Europe-centric, and selling a new Red Faction game with the THQ logo on it might help them to expand in the global market.
     
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  9. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    1) Be a European publisher nobody has ever heard of
    2) Buy up a bunch of somewhat famous but basically second-rate IPs from various failing companies
    3) ???
    4) PROFIT!!!

    How's Deep Silver doing nowadays?
     
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    Hmm new ELEX footage next week @Gamescom. Hope everybody gets there safe without getting raped lol.
     
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  11. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    I think the hands-on may be more illuminating than the footage. I thought about playing a bit of Risen 3 in preparation, but I don't really want to.
     
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    Wonder if they've still got license to do Punisher games? That one in mid 2000s were a crackin torture porn simulator. Shit shootin, but there you go.
     
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  13. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    Found this on a Producer's linkedin page, which might clarify which IPs they're interested in developing:

    A new Black Mirror adventure game? ArcaniA: Gothic 5? Who knows what the future may bring.
     
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    Silver? Oh that was a cute game. Wouldn't mind it to get a TQ treatment as well. Same with Summoner.
     
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    Some of these IP are dead genres (tactical titles, RTS, arena shooter) from AAA and indie point of view. Either jump into different genre or other (lesser or bigger) kind of butchery might happen.
     
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    Be careful not to google for "Nordic Games" anymore:

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  18. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Yet another acquisition:

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2016-10-31-thq-nordic-purchases-all-of-novalogics-game-assets

     
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    I don't want a sequel. Just do a remaster of DF1+2.
     
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    I was wondering when Novalogic would pack up. Perhaps DCS will finally have some competition in the modern military aviation genre.
     
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    I did not heard about NovaLogic since 2003? I think...
    Will not be surprised if it end in another popamole garbage put into badly skinned old kult klasik...
     
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    Their last big effort was Joint Operations, released in 2004 and their answer to Battlefield. It supported large sprawling maps, vehicles, 64 player support and a level editor. Popamolers played Battlefield, pros and bros played this.

    They announced Delta Force: Angel Falls in 2008 with a brand new custom-made engine rivaling Crysis, and there was a closed Alpha I believe in 2010. But for some reason development kept dragging out till it became vaporware. We have never since heard anything from them. Perhaps THQ Nordic could pick up the assets and source code and let some other developer finish it.

    They also made Tachyon, a space shooter sim in the vain of Freespace, and I heard a pretty good one too.
     
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  23. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tachyon: The Fringe was most famous for featuring voice acting from Bruce Campbell. I believe it's available for sale on Steam.
     
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    Their last release was in 2009 (well, more like a re-release but whatever). Since then they just made money off their back catalogue and patched a few titles here and there. I guess this means Novaworld is dead too, can't see Nordic bothering with it.
     
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    That's what I mean - after Joint Operation and few words about new DF there were silence. How developers/publishers live that long without game every ~3-5 years at least?

    And did they released anything yet, THQ Nordic I mean - new Aquanox and Spellforce still WIP.
     
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