This will be the first full game in the series since 2013, though we did get SR: Gat Out of Hell back in 2015. Dambuster Studios is finishing up Dead Island 2 after picking up the reins from Sumo Digital.
The deal sees THQ Nordic absorb the studio's 63 creative and technical staff along with all the company's intellectual properties.
Saints Row is not the only title THQ Nordic is lining up.
Joining Milestone under the Koch Media banner are Gunfire Games, who have worked extensively alongside THQ Nordic during the development of the popular Darksiders series, having developed the Darksiders II remaster, as well as 2018's Darksiders III.
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THQ Nordic expects to release at least two major AAA titles for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021. Entries in the Saints Row series tend to come out just a few years apart, so more concrete information about this one might not be too far off.
In May, we reported about 4A Games working on a new triple-A project under the THQ Nordic umbrella, as the company has recently acquired the Metro IP. The TimeSplitters franchise purchased a year ago by the publisher is being led by one of the series creators, Sam Ellis to evaluate the titles future.
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The acquisition includes a portfolio of minority investments in five early-stage development studios; Palindrome Interactive, Fall Damage, Neon Giant, Kavalri and Framebunker as well as royalty rights to THQ Nordic's upcoming game Biomutant. At this point in the current hardware cycle though, I imagine any potential new game would arrive for next-generation consoles.