THQ Nordic Has Officially Acquired The Rights To OUTCAST From Its Three Original Creators

THQ Nordic Has Officially Acquired The Rights To OUTCAST From Its Three Original Creators

THQ Nordic Has Officially Acquired The Rights To OUTCAST From Its Three Original Creators

THQ Nordic starts off a new year with the announcement of yet another intellectual property, this time purchasing the rights to the Outcast series from the three original creators of the acclaimed title...

THQ Nordic has proudly announced that the unexpected 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.

In the last couple of years, THQ Nordic has rapidly expanded, as the original THQ successor currently has an extensive catalogue of over 100 owned popular franchises, such as Saints Row, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, Titan Quest, Biomutant, MX vs ATV, Kingdoms of Amalur, Time Splitters, Delta Force, Destroy All Humans, Jagged Alliance, Homefront, Alone in the Dark, SpellForce, and Expedition.

Outcast was "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…"

The original game's remake, titled Outcast: Second Contact, was developed at Appeal and released for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One back in 2017 to generally positive critical reception. Take a look:



In the near future, humanity has discovered it is not alone in the universe, or rather universes. Alas, first contact with intelligent beings turns disastrous when a probe sent by the US government is destroyed by the natives of a world called Adelpha. The incident creates an energy cataclysm which threatens to destroy the Earth. You are Cutter Slade, a former elite soldier sent on a mission to Adelpha to prevent this catastrophe…

Outcast: Second Contact was released for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2017.
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