Wed, Jun 19, 2013 | 05:54 BST
Nordic Games still chasing THQ assets
Nordic Games can’t tell us what it’s going to do with Darksiders, Red Faction and the many other ex-THQ properties it picked up in April because it still hasn’t taken possession of all of them.
Business and product development director Reinhard Pollice told Polygon that Nordic Games hopes to make new games in the biggest franchises – especially Darksiders, Red Faction and MX – and is hammering out deals with the former development teams as well as external studios.
Pollice is also keen on Titan Quest and Deadly Creatures, with the fate of other IP to be determined on an individual basis. That said, Nordic is open to working with other developers interested in its suddenly bulging IP catalogue.
Much of the acquisition process has gone smoothly, but some assets are still with THQ and its developers, and the publisher is busy forging agreements, Pollice said.
Pollice also noted that we’ll likely hear something about the console distribution rights for Double Fine’s Costume Quest and Stacking soon.
Nordis Games has said in the past it wants to “do right” by the IP it acquired. The publisher acquired most of THQ’s IP in a job lot for $4.9 million following the sale of big ticket items like Homeworld, Saints Row and South Park.