THQ Nordic has began the brand new 12 months in a lot the identical method because it completed the final one, and has announced that it is acquired the IP rights to yet one more traditional franchise – this time these of much-loved sci-fi action-adventure Outcast.
Outcast (to not be confused with Pink Barrels’ horror sequence Outlast, however watch me going and mistype that at the least as soon as right here) initially launched in 1999. It featured an bold proto-open-world construction, and instructed the story of the absurdly named Cutter Slade – a former US Navy Seal who finds himself on an alien planet often known as Adelpha. A tastefully modernised remake, often known as Outcast: Second Contact, was launched on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2017.
THQ Nordic hasn’t supplied any indication of what it intends to do with the Outcast IP simply but – who is aware of if this may ultimately result in an Outcast 2 – however it does word that the deal “has been finalized with the three authentic creators of the sport”.
Outcast is, in fact, the most recent in an more and more lengthy line of traditional IP acquisitions by THQ Nordic. Final 12 months alone, it snapped up the rights to Carmageddon, TimeSplitters, Second Sight, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Alone within the Darkish, and Act of Warfare. It additionally owns a number of THQ properties, together with de Blob, Destroy All People, and Darksiders.