The TimeSplitters IP Has Been Acquired By THQ Nordiq

Here’s a surprising one. THQ Nordiq has today announced that it has acquired the rights to cult favourite TimeSplitters.

It’s insane to see THQ dominating again after the company folded some years ago, but they look to be diversifying their portfolio quite nicely.

Here’s what THQ Nordiq said in a statement on their website:

Timesplitters was largely considered as one of the most influential console games of the early 2000’s. The three game series earned a large and passionate fan base thanks to its unique humour, art style and pop culture references while encouraging customization and modification to give each person their own individual experience.  Timesplitters was originally created by the development studio Free Radical Design that later become Deep Silver Dambuster, part of the THQ Nordic group.

In addition to Timesplitters, the IP and the rights to science fiction action-adventure game Second Sight were acquired. Both acquisitions were made through THQ Nordic’s fully owned subsidiary Koch Media GmbH

The games were incredibly popular on PS2, with the last one released well over 10 years ago. The last game in the franchise (TimeSplitters 4) was cancelled.