One of the most interesting games released last year was the flawed but rewarding Kingdom Come: Deliverance from Prague-based Warhorse Studios. Released almost exactly a year ago today, comes word that the studio has been acquired by THQ Nordic. Who it seems is continuing its franchise and studio shopping spree in 2019.
As you may recall last year it snapped up Alone in the Dark, Carmageddon, Kingdoms of Alamur. With the studio snapping up PC classic Outcast in January. As an indie studio made up of ex-developers who worked on the first two Mafia games - Warhorse has already proved that it can handle and work within the realm of big ideas and grand ambition.
“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,” says Martin Fryvaldsky, CEO Warhorse Studios.
Perhaps this will lead to a Kingdom Come sequel, which we'd love to see - as the whole realistic take on living during medieval times is a great foundation for an RPG.