THQ Nordic reveals future projects
Publisher plans to bring back Saints Row, Dead Island, and more
THQ Nordic has announced a strong start to financial year 2019-2020 with another stable growth quarter, and revealed their plans for the future.
Collectively the three Games business areas - Deep Silver, THQ Nordic and Coffee Stain – achieved net sales of SEK 641 million in the quarter, representing year-over-year growth of 33% and 56% of total net sales in the quarter.
The company expects to have at least two major AAA-releases during the next financial year ending March 31, 2021. In total they have 81 games under development, with 47 still unannounced.
Volition is in development of a new Saints Row game, the first full entry in this series since Saints Row IV was released in 2013. Dambuster Studios are now leading the development of Dead Island 2. Fishlabs is working on a new IP, as well as a number of unannounced projects. 4A Games is working on the next entry in the Metro series.
Last year Deep Silver acquired the TimeSplitters IP. One of the series’ creators, Steve Ellis, has now joined the company to help plot the future course for this franchise.
Most recently, THQ Nordic announced three new titles, SpongeBob – Battle for Bikini Bottom, Destroy all Humans! and Darksiders Genesis, at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).