THQ Nordic has acquired three new studios, including the Italian software house Milestone, the Milanese development team behind the two-wheel driving simulators such as MotoGP, MXGP, and RIDE. The other two studies acquired are Goodbye Kansas and Gunfire Games.
The acquisition of Milestone took place through Koch Media, a subsidiary of THQ Nordic. The Milanese studio, well known to fans of driving simulators on two wheels, has distinguished itself in recent years for a very profitable release activity. Working on series such as MotoGP, MXGP, Monster Energy Supercross and RIDE, the Italian team has gained 25 years of experience in the creation of racing games, skills that will now be at the service of THQ Nordic.
Gunfire Games is the development studio behind the Darksiders series (replaced by Vigil Games), Chronos and From Other Suns. The team includes 63 members, with new titles in development at their studios.
Founded in 2016, Goodbye Kansas is a rather recent company that coordinates work with smaller teams such as Palindrome Interactive, Fall Damage, Neon Giant, Kavalri and Framebunker. The acquisition guarantees THQ Nordic control over the IPs created by these teams, as well as royalties on the upcoming Biomutant on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Meanwhile, as the German fair approaches, we recall that the THQ Nordic line-up for Gamescom 2019 was recently unveiled.