THQ Nordic Buys Piranha Bytes and Announces a New Game by Metro Authors

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THQ Nordic Buys Piranha Bytes and Announces a New Game by Metro Authors

THQ Nordic continues its acquisitions: the European publisher has announced that it has bought Piranha Bytes, the German studio responsible for titles such as Gothic, Risen, and ELEX.

The acquisition includes complete control over all assets, IPs and physical properties (offices and material assets) of Piranha Bytes. The two companies did not want to reveal details about the cost of the operation, but both parties said they were satisfied with the agreement, the German team will continue to operate under the maximum creative freedom without any change at the top.

Other news, on the other hand, concerns the signing of a contract for a new project by 4A Games, responsible for the Metro series, currently working on an ” AAA project not yet announced “. Could it be a sequel to Metro Exodus, a prequel or a spin-off of the series?

Finally, THQ Nordic stated that the group’s studies (including Coffe Stain and the Deep Silver label) are working on as many as 80 games, 48 of which have not yet been announced.