It seems that THQ Nordic was going to shelter under its wing all the frivolous franchises. Last month, we talked about the fact that the publishing house bought the rights to TimeSplitters and Second Sight. Today the company announced about the next replenishment in its family – now it owns the franchise Kingdoms of Amalur.
THQ Nordic bought the rights from 38 Studios – the company that developed the RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Also, a frozen MMO with working title Project Copernicus was transferred to THQ.
Recall that in 2012, 38 Studios declared itself bankrupt. Project Copernicus was to be the first MMO AAA-level with a budget in excess of $ 100 million. The authors planned to distribute the game on the model of free-to-play and earn on the system of microtransactions. After the collapse of the company, its assets were sold at auction. Then at Copernicus and Reckoning, no one fought.
Among other things, in 2018 THQ Nordic absorbed the publishing house Deep Silver (transaction amount – 121 million euros) and mobile developer HandyGames.