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THQ Nordic acquires Piranha Bytes

Discussion in 'Piranha Bytes' started by LESS T_T, May 22, 2019.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Codex 2014
    http://www.thqnordic-investors.com/en/news/?releaseId=3312836

    It owns euro RPG.
     
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  2. ManaJunkie Learned

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  3. deuxhero Arcane

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    Was Elex even good?
     
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  4. aeroaeko Learned

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    Time for ELEX 2
     
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  5. Jenkem Magister Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again!
    on the Epic Game Store
     
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  6. SniperHF Arcane

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    The amount of actually independent rpg studios (with actual noteworthy releases) is getting pretty low. Need a new crop with some good ideas.
     
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  7. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    Time for Gothic
     
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  8. Lord_Potato Prophet

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    Why not both? First Elex 2, then the real Gothic 4.
     
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  9. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    They were the publisher of ELEX, not sure why people who like it would be upset.
     
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  10. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    THQ Nordic (JoWood) made Gothic 2 and Gothic 2 Nacht of the Raven
     
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  11. ManaJunkie Learned

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    PUBLISHED...

    It was made by PB (Hoge, Pankratz,Rüve, Dworczak, Edenfeld)
     
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  12. Optimist Learned Patron

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    Yeah, but given too much leeway they had G3: Forsaken Gods produced.

    I'll remain cautiously optimistic, though. PB has three recognizable brands under their belt this time; they can lend JoWood the rights to Risen (as they previously did with Gothic) to finance their passion projects.
     
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  13. Alexander DeLarge Learned

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    I'm cautiously optimistic. THQ Nordic is notoriously hands off and they've been a good publisher in the time they've been around. This knee jerk reaction when they're the ones that published ELEX is really, really dumb.

    Now they can make games without having to worry about paying the rent. This is a good thing.
     
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  14. whydoibother Learned

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    Larian Studios still standing tall after they managed independence with their last two projects.
     
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  15. Falksi Arcane

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    Risen 2 part 2 please homeboys :incline:
     
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  16. jaydee2k Learned

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    Back to Jowood yeeha. Gothic 3's launch was a marvelous experience.
     
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  17. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    LESS T_T There's another press release going around: https://www.thqnordic.com/index.php/article/piranha-bytes-acquired-thq-nordic

     
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  18. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    IT'S GAME OVER FOR ELEX2.
     
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  19. BEvers I'm forever blowing

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    The official story has been that PB had the Gothic IP and acknowledged there was huge fan interest in Gothic 4, but they didn't think they could make a top-quality sequel. Now both the studio and IP are owned by a company that's notorious for churning out sequels no matter what.

    :philosoraptor:
     
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  20. Belegarsson Think about hairy dwarfs all the time ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Patron

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    Wait why does codex suddenly see this news as negative? Wasn't the news about THQ Nordic acquiring Expeditions IP received well?
     
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  21. whydoibother Learned

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    My opinion on such acquisitions changed from making analogies about Rome uniting Europe etc nonsense to thinking about Disney acquiring IPs to milk them in the last few years.
    I used to think about a publisher getting a good selection of developers as a good thing, because money goes straight to ideas and shit gets done. Now I am more cynical about it. The Mouse literally changed how I perceive reality.
     
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  22. Elex Arbiter

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    it’s not the same THQ
     
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  23. Edija Savant Patron

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    Inb4 they rehash what is made of Elex 2 to Gothic 4 to cash in on the brand name.
     
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  24. whydoibother Learned

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    Its not the same Piranha Bytes either, who of the old team remains?
     
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  25. Mark Richard Arcane

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    I'm not keen on the idea of one publisher owning all the good RPGs, otherwise known as the non-American RPGs.
     
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