Continuing their run of acquisitions THQ Nordic has this week announced the acquisition of Warhorse Studios, the games development team responsible for the awesome Kingdom Come: Deliverance role-playing adventure set in the Middle Ages. THQ Nordic acquired developer Warhorse Studios for a bargain price of €33.2m roughly £29m.
Warhorse the independent game development studio based in Prague, Czech Republic was founded in 2011 by Dan Vávra, creator of Mafia and Mafia 2, and Martin Klíma, formerly of ALTAR. The deal was announced exactly one year after the launch of the Prague-based developer’s debut game. In that time, Kingdom Come: Deliverance has sold 2 million units across all platforms. Kingdom Come was published by Deep Silver, a subsidiary of Koch Media, which acquired THQ Nordic in February last year.
“The successful cooperation we developed during our journey with Kingdom Come: Deliverance linked both our companies already very closely, and I am sure that our now even closer combined knowledge and experience will open up amazing new opportunities for both companies,” said Koch Media CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz.
“We began as a small start-up with a handful of employees who were enthusiastic enough to join this challenging project,” said Warhorse CEO Martin Fryvaldsky in a statement. “We believe that backing by THQ Nordic and Koch Media will give us an extra push in our mission to bring exciting games to our customers and extend the frontiers of the gaming industry.”