Earlier today, publisher THQ Nordic announced their full acquisition of Experiment 101 AB, the Stockholm-based independent game developers currently creating the kung-fu RPG, Biomutant. THQ obtained the intellectual property rights to the Biomutant franchise as part of the acquisition deal.
“We saw significant potential in Experiment 101 and Biomutant, under Stefan Ljungqvist’s leadership, early in the development 2016. After the strong reception Biomutant received at its announcement at Gamescom 2017, we are excited to have been able to acquire Experiment 101 and Biomutant,” says Lars Wingefors, founder of THQ Nordic.
“Our aim is to build Biomutant into one of our major franchises. The recruitment of Stefan Ljungqvist and his talented team brings important new power to THQ Nordic. In addition to continue leading the Biomutant franchise, Stefan will advise on our strategy, future acquisitions and further game development projects.”
Biomutant is a post-apocalyptic, open world RPG featuring kung-fu combat and a furry protagonist. Biomutant was one of the pleasant surprises of Gamescom 2017, and is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018.