The approximate amount of the transaction was 42.8 million euros.
Together with the studio, all intellectual property rights to the Kingdom Come franchise were transferred to the publisher. At the same time, Warhorse will continue to work as an independent, and its founders Daniel Wavra and Martin Klima will retain leadership positions.
Koch Media is now 100% owned by the studio. Payment will be made both directly in cash and in shares in THQ Nordic.
Warhorse is one of Europe’s leading independent studios, and I am delighted to welcome it as part of THQ Nordic. Kingdom Come: Deliverance has sold over 2 million copies and has been a great success since its release a year ago.
I expect that the founders of the studio will lead it for many years, preserving their creative independence.
CEO THQ Nordic AB
Representatives of Warhorse at the same time said that the deal will allow the studio, which has recently “entered the international level,” to continue to expand.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance was released on February 13, 2018. The game about medieval Bohemia received mostly positive ratings from the players and the press, although even before the release it turned out to be at the center of several scandals regarding discussions of historical authenticity.