THQ Nordic buys Warhorse Studios


THQ Nordic/Koch Media has acquired Warhorse Studios, the developer behind Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

The increasingly influential publisher, formed from a merger between the two companies a year ago, said: “THQ Nordic AB’s indirectly wholly owned subsidiary Koch Media GmbH has today entered into an agreement to acquire the Prague based Warhorse Studios s.r.o., a leading game developer behind the successful award-winning title Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The acquisition, which includes the development studio and all intellectual property rights, is a natural result of the previous successful cooperation between Warhorse Studios and Koch Media.“

Martin Fryvaldsky, Warhorse Studios’ CEO, said: “Becoming part of THQ Nordic family is an important milestone for our studio. We began as a small start-up with a handful of employees who were enthusiastic enough to join this challenging project. The skills of our team members, trust and support of our main investor and passion of our fans, who supported development of Kingdom Come: Deliverance through a Kickstarter campaign, helped us grow to an international level. 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.”

Koch Media also revealed that Kingdom Come: Deliverance has now sold over two million units across all platforms. For more news about the story-driven open-world RPG, check out its website.