Darksiders 3 close up screenshot of Fury from behind

It's quite funny how history likes to repeat itself. When THQ was falling apart, the developers behind the Darksiders series left the company and joined forced with Crytek in the newly formed Crytek USA studio. However, due to Crytek's own financial problems, the leadership from Crytek USA ended up leaving the company once more and founding their very own studio - Gunfire Games.

Since then Nordic Games have resurrected the THQ name and re-branded themselves as THQ Nordic. As you might expect, one of the first things they decided to do afterwards was to continue with the Darksiders series, and so they acquired the IP and hired Gunfire Games to work on Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition and Darksiders 3. And now THQ Nordic has announced that we have officially gone full circle, by which I mean that THQ Nordic has now fully acquired the Darksiders studio Gunfire Games!

Much like THQ Nordic's previous acquisitions, Gunfire Games will remain largely independent and will continue to work on PC, console and VR games. Similarly, Gunfire Games will continue to be led by the original CEO David Adams and all of its active founders will remain in the same roles. In other words, it seems like very little will be changing for Gunfire Games, and that's probably a good thing given that they're just about ready to release their next game - Remnant: From the Ashes!

You can read a little bit more about this acquisition and THQ Nordic's reasoning behind it, over at the official announcement.