THQ Nordic has today unveiled Nine Rock Games, a new studio based in Bratislava, Slovakia, led by former DayZ project lead David Durcak. Other key members of the new team are said to have also worked on the popular survival shooter, as well as games like Soldier of Fortune 3.
Nine Rock Games’ first project is already underway and it’s said to be a survival shooter, so it’s well in line with the team’s expertise.
David Durcak, CEO of Nine Rocks Games, said of today’s announcement
“We are very much looking forward to setting up shop in our office, gradually optimizing our teamsize, and getting to work on our project.
With THQ Nordic as a partner, our roster of talent found perfect conditions to collaborate on our first joint project.”
While CEO of THQ Nordic Klemens Kreuzer added:
“We welcome the newest addition to the THQ Nordic network of studios: Nine Rocks Games.
I personally think it is always a great sign in business, when everything just seems to fall into place. The right people at the right time having the right mindset and a meaningful conversation… We are very happy to welcome the Slovak team onboard and are excited about our first project with Nine Rocks Games.”
THQ Nordic has been steadily expanding its publishing presence over the past year. KK Games was established in Japan last year, and only months ago the company purchased Little Nightmares developer Tarsier Studios.