While most of the chatter is directed at publisher conglomerate THQ Nordic, it is many of the subsidiary teams within that define the noise aimed at the firm. For one, Koch Media while in similarity to THQ Nordic is owned by the firm. However, the number of developers under that label is truly what grows excitement for the overall hierarchy.
Publishers like Deep Silver and the firm’s long list of growing IPs at namely entries that continue to grow revenue for the company. But, many of its franchises in recent years has yet to ship a new release. But, that is anticipated to change very soon coming later this month. In a new announcement on Twitter, Koch Media is teaming up with Summer Game Fest on June 11 to host a new show on new announcements.
As to what is anticipated, one very high margin reveal is a new Saint’s Row title. Dating back to 2019, THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors disclosed a new release is in development and is to follow the launch of 2013’s Saint’s Row IV. Currently, developer Volition just crunched out the PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X|S version for Saint’s Row: The Third this past month.
Additionally, there is also the longing hope for a new update on Dead Island 2. The sequel since its 2015 reveal remains in development hell as the project jumped between three studios now. Deep Silver does continue to ensure the follow-up is still on the way. 4A Games, the Metro developer, is also told to be working on a multiplayer release for the series atop of a new IP that is also brewing as well following its recent acquisition.
Most unique is the return of TimeSplitters. With the resurrection of Free Radical Design, THQ Nordic and Deep Silver is anticipating to ship a new entry soon with Steve Ellis also returning. However, the new project has yet to be officially announces. You can read the full report by heading here.
What are you hoping to be revealed at the Koch Media show?
The Koch Media x Summer Game Fest event is scheduled to take place on June 11, 2021 at 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST.