THQ Nordic Acquires Piranha Bytes, Developer Of ELEX And Gothic

Add more IPs to THQ Nordic’s overflowing library.

Posted By | On 22nd, May. 2019

THQ Nordic

The season seems pretty ripe for acquisitions and mergers as companies are expanding. One of them is THQ Nordic, who have been expanding at a rapid pace ever since taking the THQ name, along with many of their previous licenses. They’ve now added even more to their already sizeable catalogue, as it was announced today thay they have officially purchased developer Piranha Bytes.

Piranha Bytes is the developer of several midrange RPG games, like Gothic, Risen and, most recently, ELEX (the last game being published by THQ Nordic). In the statement announcing the sale, they say that despite this new development, Piranha Bytes will maintain creative freedom and continue pursuing the type of games they’ve been known for. No announcements about what titles to expect in the near future came with the news.

This adds more IPs to the publisher’s ownership, and it’s already pretty packed. Just today we also learned they are working with Metro developer 4A Games on a new “AAA” production, and have a staggering 80 games in some degree of production. We also know they’ll be at E3 this year and reveal at least two games from “beloved franchises,” so we might start seeing some newer games from that mass catalog of IPs soon.


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