Screenshot of a massive car crash in Wreckfest

For a company that has seemingly appeared out of nowhere, THQ Nordic sure has managed to establish itself in the gaming world. Just in the past year or so they've revived the Darksiders series by announcing a new sequel, acquired Deep Silver and its rights to Metro and Saints Row games, as well as grabbed some cult classic IPs like TimeSplitters and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

With all of that in mind, I'm sure it won't come as too much of a surprise to hear that they have now acquired two additional studios: Wreckfest developer Bugbear Entertainment, as well as Coffee Stain Studios which are most famous for Goat Simulator and Sanctum. What exactly the future will hold for these two studios, nobody currently knows, but THQ Nordic has stated that they will leave them fairly independent.

Personally, I'm not too worried about these acquisitions because THQ Nordic has so far been pretty darn good. In addition to the above-mentioned games and studios, they have re-released some oldschool games you simply couldn't buy anymore, brought back fan-favorites like Titan Quest, and they're also working on brand new games in cooperation with various smaller developers. A solid track record so far, and one I hope they will maintain in the future as well given that the world sure could use more publishers that are willing to back niche games instead of just going all-in on yet another Battle Royale.

Once more information becomes available, most likely when either studio announces their next major project, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, however, I'll leave you with a trailer for Deep Rock Galactic, a rather awesome shooter under Coffee Stains' mantle. Enjoy!

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