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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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    When this happens, what it usually means is that the company has de-facto shut down operations. It's just the owner collecting a monthly check from selling copies of his old games on Steam, same as Herve Caen's zombie Interplay.
     
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    Maybe they got some pro tips from Herve Caen?
     
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    It was just Garcia and 5 guys in an office last time I checked. Don't need a massive turnover for that. So yeah, what Infinitron said.
     
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  4. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Latest acquisition, one console action game and two strategy games: https://www.thqnordic.com/article/t...ranchises-new-additions-thq-nordics-portfolio

     
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    what are those?
     
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    I really liked sphinx.
     
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    http://news.cision.com/thq-nordic-ab/r/thq-nordic-acquires-koch-media-gmbh,c2452159

    Now they really are back except for the few IP's that got snatched up by Take2 and SEGA....
     
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  9. Morgoth Arcane

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    Holy shit.

    Freespace 3 may finally happen!
     
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  10. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Derp Silver was clearly in a tailspin so not surprising.

    So now Kingdom Come is published by THQ Nordic.
     
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    Is this good or bad?
     
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    Very good.
     
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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    THQ going all out it seems.
     
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    How the fuck? How did THQ Nordic even have the money for this? Is DS doing really bad or Koch Media just wanted to get rid of them?
    Regardless I am happy since there is some good talent under Deep Silver, and I hope THQ just makes DS less shitty if they can since DS has been a ages long source of day one DLC, Denuvo and bad developer relations.
     
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    We can only hope.
     
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    This means we will get a proper Saint's Row 5?
     
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    Wouldn't doubt it, there is a resurgence on popularity of space combat games after Elite and No Man Sky on Steam.
     
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    Aside from Focus Home, THQ Nordic is probably my most favorite "big publisher" at the moment. They have a lot of interesting projects under their wing, doesn't seem to care about tired multiplayer fad and bullshit around it like microtransactions or such, cool with GOG, remaster old games and give them to owners of the original version for free or offer heavy discount, no overpriced DLC (aside from the MX vs ATV game AFAIK).
    please greenlight a new Sacred game
     
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    Saints Row is definitely in the eyes of THQ, no doubt. It's funny how DS cucked themselves making Agents of Mayhem which I highly doubt Volition wanted to make.
    THQ probably has more smaller IPs than most big publishers do in total. I hope they make a new Joint Ops game, Joint Ops is a cult classic milsim esque title back in the early 2000s and they aquirred the remenants of the studio behind it a while back, Novalogic with all their IPs. THQ is also really fond of rereleasing and remasters for a constant revenue stream.
     
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    https://www.gog.com/forum/general/t...2?pp=cb4e5208b4cd87268b208e49452ed6e89a68e0b8

    Strange to see a big publisher celebrating its recent aquisition on GOG's forum. :philosoraptor:

    EDIT : Also a quote from Nordic CEO :

    "THQ spent $50m making Darksiders 2, we can produce a product of the same quality but for a lower cost. $50m is ridiculous, I can't afford that. Many of our IPs will only generate $50k a year, but it's still money. Sure, it's amounts that EA and the big guys wouldn't care about, but now we have hundreds of IPs, and in a few years, we'll have a few hundred more. It will add up to something much bigger." - Lars Wingerfors

    Their business model is pretty clear : make games on the cheap and buy IPs to monetize the hell out of them on GOG or every platforms out there. The scraps that the big pubs didn't want are getting picked up by someone else.
     
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    I would rather not see it resurrected tbh.

    The FSO project has done an excellent job keeping the game alive with graphical upgrades and great user made campigns. If FS3 were to be released I'm afraid of modding for FS2 being shut down and the sequel turned into a consolized shooting gallery made specifically to appeal to modern teen audiences (say goodbye to tense combat and energy management, say hello to aim assist and translesbian vasudan romance *shudder*)

    'sides, doesn't the IP remain in Herve's decrepit claws still?
     
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    WE MAY ACTUALLY GET THE RIDE TO HELL RETRIBUTION 2 WE'VE ALL BEEN CRAVING! :yeah:
     
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    A report on an investor presentation about this acquisition: https://www.rollingstone.com/saints-row-metro-dead-island-details-thq-koch-w516706

    With this, THQ Nordic now has "10 internal dev studios, 26 external dev studios, 106 IP, 50 games in development (both announced and unannounced) and a headcount of about 1,650."

     
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    Which one is it?
     
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    Forget Dead Island and Saint's Row, most important bit of news is now we might finally get a sequel to Singles 2!!
    Show Spoiler
    :prosper:
     
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