THQ Nordic have acquired yet another studio, this time it is Piranha Bytes, the studio behind the Rise, Gothic and Elex series.

The deal will also include the rights for these game series.

Piranha Bytes will continue working on RPG gaming experiences and will retain complete creative freedom with THQ Nordic acting as their publisher.

Björn Pankratz, Project Director and Game Designer of Piranha Bytes has this so say about the deal:

“There are situations in life where you think to yourself “This feels right.” Well, this is exactly one of them. We have been working on some great and exciting things over the past couple of years and we are extremely stoked about what the future brings with the right partner and the right network of companies”.

“After all, we want to continue to create great, memorable, and impactful games with as much creative freedom as possible, and with THQ Nordic we know we are now part of a family, which supports us by all means in our efforts.”

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