THQ Nordic Acquires Gothic, Risen Developer Piranha Bytes

Germany-based developer Piranha Bytes have been acquired by THQ Nordic, the publisher announced earlier today. The developer behind the Gothic and Risen series — most recently, releasing the open-world, action RPG ELEX in 2017, which combined both sci-fi and fantasy elements — become the latest acquisition by the Austrian publisher, in what has been, over the past couple of years, an increasing portfolio of IP’s for the company.

THQ Nordic state that all members of the development team will remain in tact at the developer’s primary offices in Essen, Germany. There’s been no word as of yet on the studio’s next project though in the accompanying press release’s Q&A section, when asked about the possibility of ELEX 2, the publisher simply responded with the following: “Semi-official comment: have a guess.”