Official screenshot of Outcast - Second Contact showing two moons

[Update]: 23 years later, cult classic action-adventure Outcast is soon getting a brand new sequel!

It would appear that THQ Nordic's recent and rather rapid expansion will not be slowing down in 2019. Just this past year they've revived the Darksiders series, acquired some classic IPs like TimeSplitters, Kingdoms of Amalur and Carmageddon, as well as brought Deep Silver and their Metro series under their wing. That's a whole bunch of interesting games right there, but apparently not enough for THQ Nordic!

The latest in this series of acquisitions is the sci-fi action-adventure Outcast and its modern remake Outcast - Second Contact. As is tradition, THQ Nordic has not given any details about what they plan to do with their newly acquired games, but I can only imagine they are going to be working on a sequel at some point in the future. After all, Outcast - Second Contact has some pretty favorable reviews on Steam, so the potential for success is there.

I certainly wouldn't mind given that Outcast is one of the rare few games that has managed to consistently make me feel like I'm exploring an alien planet with its own little quirks and culture. And with some of the original developers still interested in working on Outcast, there is a good chance the sequel will expand on that idea and create a world even more intriguing to explore.

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you once THQ Nordic or the developers themselves announce their new project.