Press release • January 30, 2019 • 13:49

THQ Nordic AB confirms Deep Silver publishing strategy

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As recently announced by Deep Silver, the digitally distributed PC version of Metro Exodus will be available solely via the Epic Game Store upon release February 15.

The parent company THQ Nordic AB would like to confirm this distribution strategy and clarify the back-ground and business rationale of the partnership.

THQ Nordic AB (publ) is the Swedish parent company listed on the Stockholm Stock exchange that owns three independently operating sub-groups;

  • The publisher and distributor Koch Media including their premium publishing label, Deep Silver, who owns the Metro, Dead Island, Saints Row and TimeSplitters IPs (amongst others)
  • The publisher THQ Nordic GmbH who owns Darksiders, Titan Quest, Wreckfest, MX vs ATV IPs (amongst others).
  • The publisher and developer Coffee Stain who owns the Goat Simulator IP (amongst others). 

Lars Wingefors, co-founder and group CEO of THQ Nordic AB (publ), commented: 

“I fully support our sub-groups’ autonomy to run their respective businesses. I believe it’s in the group’s, and ultimately the consumers’, best interest that business decisions are made close to the market and this is the group’s consistent business model."

“I firmly believe that Deep Silver and Koch Media have carefully considered the advantages and disadvantages, opportunities and risks in their decision to go solely with Epic Games Store. The decision has my full support.”

“I have noted that there is some confusion about the two different THQ Nordic entities, the parent company and the operating entity in Vienna. As already communicated to shareholders last year, the parent company will change its name to better reflect its status”.

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Lars Wingefors

Co-founder and Group-CEO THQ Nordic AB


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With its head office based in Karlstad, Sweden, Embracer Group has a global presence through its eleven operative groups: THQ Nordic, PLAION, Coffee Stain, Amplifier Game Invest, DECA Games, Gearbox Entertainment, Easybrain, Asmodee Group, Dark Horse Media, Freemode and Crystal Dynamics – Eidos. The Group has 109 internal game development studios and is engaging more than 12,000 employees in more than 40 countries.