Stop it THQ Nordic, there’ll be no studios left which you don’t own soon. They’ve only gone and snapped up yet another development studio. This time THQ Nordic has got the chequebook out for Gunfire Games, an American video game development studio formed in 2014 which has risen to prominence with last year’s Darksiders 3.

The real turning point for Gunfire Games appears to Remnant: From the Ashes though. Launching on August 20th, there’s a great deal of hype building around this game and it could be set to bang when it arrives next week. It’s essentially a co-op online action-RPG set in a post-apocalyptic dynamically-generated world. 

From what we’ve seen of Remnant: From the Ashes so far, acquiring Gunfire Games could end up a smart deal for THQ Nordic. They’re too late to get the publishing rights for this project but it definitely feels as if this is a studio on its way to bigger and better things. They will own the IP rights to Remnant, however, and THQ Nordic believes it can recoup its investment within just four years.

Anyway, back to the matter at hand and THQ Nordic has acquired Gunfire Games for an undisclosed sum. The American outfit will continue to beaver away in Austin, Texas, so it should be business as usual. 

“With the acquisition of Gunfire Games we are strengthening THQ Nordic’s footprint in the US, and are adding an experienced and talented development team that we know very well from having collaborated on Darksiders,” said THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors. 

“Gunfire will contribute with premier development expertise to the group with realizable synergies from day one. It is with great anticipation of future projects we now welcome the team to the THQ Nordic family.”

Remnant: From the Ashes is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 20th.