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THQ Nordic Acquires Outcast IP

THQ Nordic Acquires Outcast IP - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 January 2019 / 641 Views

THQ Nordic announced it has acquired the rights to the Outcast intellectual property from the creators of the game. 

The original Outcast launched in 1999 for Windows PC, while Outcast: Second Contact released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC in 2017.

Read the press release below:

THQ Nordic acquires the Outcast-IP from its original creators

Is there any better way to start off a new year than with an acquisition? We don’t think so.

Karlstad / Sweden, Vienna / Austria, Charleroi / Belgium, January 10, 2019 – THQ Nordic today announced that the acquisition of the intellectual property Outcast has been finalized with the three original creators of the game.

The acquisition itself is being handled by THQ Nordic AB, based in Karlstad, Sweden, and daily operations (sales and distribution, evaluation of sequels & new content etc.) will be done via THQ Nordic GmbH in Vienna, Austria.

About Outcast

GameSpot’s Adventure of the year in 1999 puts you in the role of Cutter Slade, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, and right in the middle of the alien world of Adelpha. After a couple of things went South with a probe sent to a parallel universe, Cutter is given the job to escort 3 scientists, close the black hole and safely get everyone back to Earth. So one cakewalk of a job and he blew it… Damn it, Cutter…


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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5 Comments

Darwinianevolution (on 10 January 2019)

So many IPs bought by THQ Nordic in so little time. Where are they getting all the money to buy them all?


Tridrakious (on 10 January 2019)

That's what I've been wondering.


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Chazore (on 10 January 2019)

Why would you buy such a dated and largely forgotten IP like Outcast?. What exactly are you going to do with it within the next 5 years, that will see it hit a home run?.


SecondWar (on 10 January 2019)

If theyre buying up old dormant IPs, I can only think they want to re-release or reboot them in the future. One that springs to mind that they haven't go for is Timesplitters.p, which if my assumption is correct would probably be a popular choice for a reboot.


Marth (on 10 January 2019)

That makes it 198. Lets see how much they buy in 2019


The Fury (on 10 January 2019)

Do you think they are getting these for like £5 a time? Tell me when they buy up Swiv or something?