THQ Nordic has announced that it has acquired the developers of Darksiders 3, Gunfire Games, and Milestone. Milestone has been responsible for a lot of racing games, including MotoGP, Supercross, MXGP and RIDE.
As THQ Nordic noted regarding its the first acquisition:
“We are stoked to have Gunfire on board and are very excited about our collaborative future and the projects we will realise together.”
On the other hand, Luisa Bixio, Vice President at Milestone, said:
“Becoming a part of the Koch Media Family is an important step for our studio. Being run as a family business, which is built on the enthusiasm of its team members and centered around racing games, we are delighted to bring our expertise and knowledge into the company group and strive from the experience and knowledge outside of our core DNA. We are sure that the combination of our experiences will strengthen our position in our market segment and help us to bring more exciting games to our fans and extend the frontiers of racing within the gaming industry.“
Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO Koch Media GmbH added:
“We are delighted to welcome the team from Milestone to the family. After a long relationship in distribution across selected Koch territories, I am sure that the combined knowledge of our companies will open amazing new opportunities within a core market of the games industry. I am more than confident that the motivation and passion that drives the team at Milestone and the strong value within the racing segment are a solid foundation for future projects. The knowledge of fully licensed titles such as MotoGP and the experience in self-publishing and developing own IPs such as RIDE, rooting on a core DNA which centers around racing will help us to broaden our group portfolio and strengthen us for the future.”
In both cases, the acquisition includes the development studios and all their intellectual IP rights.