As you've probably noticed, THQ Nordic has been on quite the spending spree this year, from single game IPs like Kingdoms of Amalur to entire publishers like Koch Media. They've added to that list again as they announced the purchase of the Carmageddon IP, whose most recent instalment was Carmageddon: Max Damage from the series' original developer Stainless Games in 2016.
In a statement from the acquisition, Stainless Games' Executive Chairman and Founder Patrick Buckland is happy that Carmageddon may now have the resources to reach its potential, and are looking to work with THQ Nordic in the future.
This deal allows Carmageddon to find the home that it deserves. As an independent developer we have invested a huge amount of time and money into the brand since reacquiring it in 2012, but we have never had the resources to maximise its exploitation. It is our intention to work with THQ Nordic moving forwards, allowing Carmageddon to find its rightful place in the video games pantheon. This is the start of a new chapter in the story of one of the world’s most anarchic game brands.Jan Binsmaier, Publishing Director at THQ Nordic, was equally enthusiastic about the deal.
Carmageddon finally crashed its way into our portfolio. Some pedestrians and a couple of members of the Bovinae subfamily might have (virtually) been killed in the process. With over twenty years of franchise history, and yes, I feel a little older just saying this, and such a passionate and dedicated fan-base worldwide, we are confident we hit the right target. We are proud of every single addition to the franchise catalogue, so it goes without saying that this is the case here, too.Another purchase is in the books for THQ Nordic, and if we're being honest, we wouldn't rule out more before the year is done.
We've got the full list of Carmageddon: Max Damage achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.