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23rd January 2013, 11:47 PM #1
THQ Auction: Where Did Your Favourite Game Go?
It took them 22 hours to split the company up and sell most of it off. Not everything has survived though, no buyer for Darksiders!
THQ Is No More. Here's The Letter The CEO Sent Employees Today.
24th January 2013, 08:46 AM #2
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo *breath* oooooooo
Saga are getting the rights to COH? I was looking forward to the new company of hero's, i bet they shoehorn sonic into it now, Nintendo shoehorn sonic into everything
Feel sorry for the people losing their jobs over this
24th January 2013, 08:50 AM #3
So far each company has agreed that they will keep on the employees for a minimum of 1 year, so all is not lost, they can prove they have skills and hopefully stay on, though granted, some games/franchises should stay in reasonable condition and work nicely under the new banners.
24th January 2013, 08:51 AM #4
South Park - The Stick Of Truth has not even been released yet!!!
I hope this does not affect it in any way. They've been taking pre-orders on Steam for months...
At least Ubisoft have agreed to purchase it. I have faith in them.
Last edited by Rawns; 24th January 2013 at 08:53 AM.
24th January 2013, 09:15 AM #5
To be fair, Sega own Creative Assembly and recent Total Wars have - to the best of my knowledge - escaped any blue hedgehog cameos. They're also publishing Aliens: Colonial Marines, and it'll really mess the atmosphere up if you end up creeping down a corridor with Tails flying ahead with a light.
Originally Posted by LiamH
Gutted that it's all ended up here though, THQ published some of the best games of the last few years, why they never caught on is beyond me
No mention of the WH40k licence in all that either, be interested to know what happens there. I'd have expected Sega to snag that given that CA already have the rights to vanilla WH (to make Total War: Warhammer, if there is any justice in this world).
24th January 2013, 09:15 AM #6
That site is blocked here, who got the Saints Row series? That's the only one of theirs which I've played.
I hate to say it, but I think their downfall may have been them having too much focus on franchised games - ie. movie/tv games. They only have a short lifespan compared to those which are original IP in my experience. You only really sell them during the hype for that movie/tv show.
With a lot of their games, the IP may well simply revert back to the company/studio that licensed it to them. So Games Workshop end up with the IP back to lease to someone else, Nickelodeon get the Spongebob IP etc...
Last edited by localzuk; 24th January 2013 at 09:17 AM.
24th January 2013, 09:18 AM #7
"Koch Media has agreed to purchase Volition (Saint's Row)"
Originally Posted by localzuk
Forgot about that! Did I read somewhere that only recently were they awarded the franchise for another 5 years or so?
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
Last edited by Rawns; 24th January 2013 at 09:21 AM.
24th January 2013, 09:24 AM #8
Full court document (PDF) showing the sale amounts and the backup bids.
24th January 2013, 09:33 AM #9
Originally Posted by Rawns
Interesting. They seem to be a bit hit and miss. Risen 2 is a great game. Anno 1701 was a bit odd compared to all the others though. So it looks like it may be a bit hit and miss.
24th January 2013, 09:37 AM #10
The company who made Darksiders, Vigil, is closing.. so who knows if there'll be another one?
Vigil to Close
Seeing as the licenses for 40K and WWE weren't sold, it's assumed they'll revert to the license holders, so Games Workshop and WWE.. hopefully they'll redistribute them well.
Bit surprised EA didn't jump on WWE though, another yearly iteration game to add to the roster?
Last edited by DMcGuigan; 24th January 2013 at 09:39 AM.
24th January 2013, 09:58 AM #11
I thought Relic made the 40k stuff? Either way GW are very protective about their IP and will always find someone else if needed.
Be interesting to see what happens to the various online services though.
24th January 2013, 10:01 AM #12
They did, but I would imagine that the terms of the licence would affect whether it goes with them or not. Hiopefully it does, though, as the DoW games were ace, and Space Marine was good fun if only because it was the fulfilment of 15-year old daydreams
Originally Posted by CAM
With Sega already having the relationship with GW and the success of the DoW games, hopefully something will be worked out though.
24th January 2013, 10:49 AM #13
Post from the Lead Combat Designer on Darksiders about the closure of Vigil has popped up.
NeoGAF - Vigil Combat Designer Letter
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