THQ Nordic Acquires Warhorse Studios Behind Kingdom Come: Deliverance

THQ Nordic has been on yet another spending spree and has announced today that they have acquired the studio behind the well-received Kingdom Come: Deliverance which launched last year for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The company also said that Kingdom Come Deliverance has now sold over two million copies and has also won over thirty media, show and sales awards all around the globe.

“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.

Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO Koch Media GmbH adds: “We are delighted to welcome the team from Warhorse Studios in the Family. 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. Not only the 2 Million sold copies but also the motivation within the teams to create new ideas combined with the learnings from the past, are a rock solid foundation for future projects to build on.”

”Warhorse Studios is one of the leading independent studios in Europe and I am proud to welcome them to the THQ Nordic group. Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which has now sold over 2 million copies, has been a great success since the release exactly one year ago. I look forward to continuing to witness the owners run the studio and drive the creative process for many years”, says Lars Wingefors, CEO of THQ Nordic AB.


  1. If this game isn’t coming to Switch, I don’t care…

    I worry for THQ Nordic tho… They are spending a lot and I don’t think their games are making that much money. They might go the way of THQ

    1. THQ Nordic has been buying up studios left and right. They are really looking to be one of the big powerhouses, it seems. They want to be up there with EA, Ubisoft, Activision, Bethesda, and even Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo.

      Their game catalog is crazy huge now. It’ll be interesting to see if the games they have in development (I hear 44) come out strong and become major IPs.

  2. THQ Nordic is also the company who acquired Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning back in 2018. I’m actually glad they did because KOA is one of the greatest adventure RPGs that has the potential to rival BOTW and Skyrim in my opinion. I was disappointed in the past after 38 Studios’ unfortuante demise leading to the highly sought sequel to never be made and released. Now they got Warhorse Studios. They must be planning on working on an awesome RPG like KOA. Or its sequel?

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