The market for intricate, hardcore military sims isn't what it used to be. Sure, games like Battlefield 1 might partially scratch the itch, but who remembers the likes of Delta Force, Joint Operations or even the F-16 and F-22 games from NovaLogic? THQ Nordic does and rather than let these treasured IPs rot, has snapped them up along with the NovaLogic brand.
Before you ask, no, THQ hasn't magically come back from the dead. THQ Nordic is simply a rebranded Nordic Games, which picked up the rights to the name and made the switch back in August. It's also publishing Piranha Bytes' sci-fi / fantasy shooter ELEX, which we've talked about in the past.
As for NovaLogic, it doesn't appear THQ Nordic has any immediate plans for the properties — in fact, it's asking developers to reach out, according to the company's business and product development director Reinhard Pollice:
"We are extremely satisfied with the new additions to our portfolio, and also very thrilled about how to continue some of said franchises, we are open for talks in this regard if any developer approaches us with a concept for a potential sequel to any IP."
While the announcement doesn't list all the franchises THQ Nordic acquired, it does highlight the big ones:
Delta Force Series Comanche Series Joint Operations Series Armored Fist Series Tachyon: The Fringe F-22 – Series F-16 Series NovaLogic Trademark
There's a wait ahead before anything solid comes from this news — potentially a long one — but at least we're going somewhere.
THQ Nordic Acquires All Of NovaLogic's Franchises [THQ Nordic]