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  THQ Nordic acquires “Wreckfest”-developer Bugbear EntertainmentTHQ Nordic acquires “Wreckfest”-developer Bugbear Entertainment
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11/14/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Karlstad, SWEDEN, Helsinki, FINLAND, November 14th 2018; THQ Nordic today announced the completion of the acquisition of Bugbear, an experienced and world leading creator of niched racing games built on their proprietary game engine enabled with vehicle destruction physics tools. One of its recent games, Wreckfest, a demolition derby themed racing title, was successfully released for PC on Steam in June 2018 and is currently being developed to be released on consoles during 2019.

Since June 2017, THQ Nordic stepped in as the publisher for the digital distribution channels for Wreckfest, which has been one of the best performing games published by THQ Nordic on Steam since launch.

THQ Nordic strongly believes in Bugbear’s competence in developing successful action racing games and wants to make long term investments to support Bugbear’s future growth journey.

About Wreckfest

Expect epic crashes, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line and brand-new ways for metal to bend – These are the once-in-a-lifetime moments that can only be achieved in Wreckfest, with its true-to-life physics simulation crafted by legendary developer Bugbear, who also brought you FlatOut 1, 2 and Ultimate Carnage. Burn rubber and shred metal in the ultimate driving playground!

 

  • Awesome Cars – Old, banged-up, patched-together cars that simply ooze style! From old American heavy-hitters to agile Europeans and fun Asians, you won’t find anything like this in other games.
  • Meaningful Customization – Change not only the look of your cars but also upgrade their body armor.
  • Multiplayer – Wreck your friends online and take racing to the limit while chasing for demolition dominance!

About Bugbear Entertainment

Bugbear Entertainment is a game studio specializing in action driving. The company has been developing car games for sixteen years, starting with Rally Trophy (2001, PC). With over a decade of development under its belt, Bugbear Entertainment has successfully redefined the genre of action racing and is best known for the critically acclaimed demolition racing series FlatOut (2004-2007, PC, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360) and street racing title Ridge Racer Unbounded (2013, PC, PS3, Xbox 360).