Carmageddon, the controversial racing game from the 90s by UK-based studio Stainless Games has been acquired by THQ Nordic.
THQ Nordic is on a role with some of its acquisitions as of late, from Wreckfest developer Bugbear Entertainment to Goat Simulator dev, Coffee Stain Studios. Their latest acquisition is a blast from the not so distant past: Carmageddon.
Yep, today THQ Nordic announced that it’s acquired the IP from the original owner, Stainless Games. Details of the acquisition are unknown, and it’s currently unknown whether Stainless Games will continue to work on the title.
Does this mean we’ll be seeing a follow up to 2015’s Carmageddon Max Damage? Not necessarily, as THQ Nordic’s CEO Lars Wingefors recently said to GamesIndustry.biz: “Out of the more than 100 IPs we own, you shouldn’t expect sequels from all of them because not all IPs are relevant anymore.”
This isn’t the first time the Carmageddon IP has been acquired. Square Enix previously owned the IP up until 2011 when Stainless Games bought back the property.
Would you like to see another Carmageddon game? Or are you happy for that title to stay firmly in the past?