Following the purchases of Carmageddon, Kingdoms of Amalur, and even Bugbear and Coffee Stain Studios in 2018, THQ Nordic has recently revealed that they had gained the rights to yet another title: Outcast. The company obtained the IP from Franck Sauer, Yann Robert and Yves Grolet, the three original creators and founders of Appeal studios.
Arguably a game that was ahead of its time, Outcast originally released in 1999. It followed the story of the former U.S. Navy SEAL Cutter Slade and his adventure as the unintentional messiah of an alien race. With a black hole threatening all of Earth, and hostile lifeforms hot on his heels, his job consisted of exploring the planet of Adelpha while making decisions that shape the life and ecosystem around him. The success of the title, although small at the time, paved the way for the future reboot, Outcast - Second Contact, which once again brought popularity to the game.
As of now, there's no indication of what THQ Nordic plans to do with Outcast, nor any of their other newly acquired titles. With more than 50 titles supposedly in development, we can only hope these purchases will lead to new and exciting things in the future, and not the death of some of our favorite series.
Check out our Best Xbox Action-Adventure Games Available in 2018 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
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