Long-time independent gaming studio responsible for RPG series, such as Gothic, Risen and Elex – Piranha Bytes – has recently been acquired by veteran gaming publisher THQ Nordic. The studio has worked closely with THQ Nordic in the past, but has and will still work as an independent studio even after the acquisition.
“We have a successful and long-standing relationship with THQ Nordic and are very excited to join the group. THQ Nordic has unparalleled experience and capabilities in games development and publishing, and we are convinced they are the perfect partner to support Piranha in taking the studio to the next level. We see a unique opportunity to continue to develop great, memorable and impactful RPG games, now being part of the THQ Nordic family.” – Piranha Bytes CEO, Michael Rüve
The publisher now has ownership of not only the studio, but the three successful RPG IP that comes with it. The studio will also see a slight change in its official name which is changing to Piranha Bytes GmbH.
Nothing too notable seems to be affected by this purchase as Piranha Bytes will retain full control over their development of games and THQ Nordic will continue publishing their titles, as was the case for the last decade and a half.