Experiment 101, the studio developing the upcoming adventure game Biomutant, has been acquired by their former publisher THQ Nordic. The company says that the significant potential in both the team and their game was what sparked the idea for the acquisition. Experiment 101 was bought for the price of 75.3 million Kronen, or $8.9 million.
Biomutant is a post-apocalyptic adventure game where players take control of a small, furry, raccoon-like creature with a big sword and a gun, and set off across a beautiful yet dangerous world to have whatever adventure the game’s plot centers around. First unveiled at this year’s Gamescom, it got a lot of praise, and THQ Nordic is hoping it can turn what would have been one game into a franchise.
THQ Nordic seems to be going for a lot of adventure games lately, since they’ve picked up the Darksiders series and started to make Darksiders 3 out of it, being developed by Gunmetal Games. Hopefully both Darksiders and Biomutant can make a good first impression for the relatively new publisher and prove itself worthy of being a good publisher like its original namesake, THQ.
We haven’t really seen much of Biomutant since Gamescom, but the game is slated to come out in 2018, much like how Darksiders 3 is. While the two don’t have much in common plot-wise, they still take place in fairly stunning open environments where you can go pretty much anywhere you want.
We’ll likely see the finer details at other gaming shows elsewhere during 2018, like at E3 or another Gamescom or somewhere else like them, but until those happen and we get more information, all we can really do is wish Experiment 101 luck with their acquisition by THQ Nordic. With luck they’ll be treated well and THQ Nordic’s attempt to make Biomutant a franchise doesn’t backfire in a huge way.