Following on from the shocking revelation of Homeworld being acquired by Gearbox, we are pleased to announce that Nordic games have stepped in to claim, amongst many others, Darksiders, Frontlines, Supreme Commander and, most reassuring for me, Red Faction. The final bid set them back a hefty $4.9 million, and does, sadly, deny former Vigil founder and now Crytek USA CEO David Adams from reclaiming Darksiders for himself...or does it? A statement from Lars Wingefors, Nordic's CEO, suggests strong possibilities for future collaborations.
"First and foremost we are very happy about this deal which also turns over a new leaf for the entire Nordic Games Group. In the long term, we either want to cooperate with the original creators or best possible developers in order to work on sequels or additional content for these titles. A very important point for us is not to dash into several self-financed multi-million dollar projects right away, but rather to continue our in-depth analysis of all titles and carefully selecting different financing models for developing new instalments of acquired IPs."
This is a massive investment for them, as they acquired almost everything still left up for sale. Though Drawn to Life and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter went to 505 Games for a bid of $300 thousand. With the THQ dissolution now finally laid to rest, all that remains is to see what the respective buyers will now do with their newly acquired IPs. Will they prosper, will they crash and burn, will they fade into obscurity never to be seen again? Only time will tell. Leave your predictions, hopes and dreams in the comments below.