Alex Navarro from Giantbomb writes: "After the financially strapped publisher's last minute bid for bankruptcy was held up by complaints from creditors, THQ agrees to auction its assets to individual bidders."
I wish I had that kind of money
Red Faction to live again! Sell it now THQ.
What i hope. Warner bros-Darksiders Sega-Warhammer 40K license EA-WWE those games were mediocre anyway Ubisoft-Saints row 2k games-Metro,South park and CoH
Yeah sports games doesn't matter who it goes to. EA are bad, but 2K shut down servers for their basketball games a little over a year later. I like Metro, South Park and Darksiders. My brother like Saints Row. THQ have been good to me, and bad. It is sad to see them go nonetheless. Just goes to show what happens when you actually try and bring new IP's (Darksiders, Homefront, Metro), all with mediocore sales. Sad, as Metro and Darksiders at least were excellent games. And people wonder why we have so many online bro-shooters? Maybe because they sell (Ironically, Homefront is just that lol).
Just please don't let any of the good ones go to EA. I actually want to play most of the games on PC without ever having to avoid Origin at every step.
@Melon Unfortunately the good ones are the ones that will be worth the most money. EA has quite a bit, and it would be safe to assume they would be looking at popular IP's to bolster their library. Smaller publishers may look at picking up the niche titles. It all depends on what the pubs think they can make off the IP. Also the pubs have the power to get better prices because THQ has no bargaining power.
I hope Ubisoft won't touch Saints Row. They have enough open-world games in their portfolio. I think Darksiders would be a great addition to them. I agree with you 2K choices!
@Baked I agree. Darksiders 2 and Ubisoft was the first thing that popped in my head. Ubisoft made PoP and Assassin's Creed, and countless other games with parkour. So they could only improve the running/climbing in Darksiders (Darksiders 2 did a great job of the running/climbing, but it was still hit and miss). Sega did good with Bayonetta, so Darksiders would also be alright with them. Only problem is that Sega will drop the franchise as soon as they realise it isn't making them $$$. Bottom line is that I will be happy as long as EA, Acti or Capcom don't get anything. Sadly, by recent reports, there is a strong chance EA will be buying at least something out of this merry picnic basket of assorted goods.
Yea........NO Saints Row should go with another company. Ubi has been known to dangle from Sonys nads therefore any DLC released with the game will probably be Ps3 exclusive so NO just NO!
@BakedGoods, I'm with you there. I think 2K, WB, or even potentially Sega could do right by Saints Row, and generally speaking I think they'd take care of most of these franchises. It'll be interesting to see if any of the big three console makers come bidding on these. I think the most desired IP will be Saints Row, and securing that could be big, but I don't think any of them are in the market for that kind of an acquisition, if it is even possible based on how prior contracts and all that have been written. In any case, it is a real shame that THQ is going down. I was really hoping they'd pull through this. @BanBrother, agreed man. Just based on recent history, if EA gets their hands on any of these IPs they will almost assuredly become a streamlined production, and as a result the quality of the titles could end up suffering. If Activision nabs anything it could very well be an even worse situation with less development times and/or budgets. Doubtful that Capcom will cast their lot in this, but in that case I think the most likely IP they'd go for would be Darksiders. Now I'm not usually one to speak out like this, but I really have enjoyed the quality and support of titles that have been appearing from THQ over the past two or three years now both on Steam and console, and changing publishers to any of those three (EA, Activision, and Capcom) could result in things like no Steam support, bad PC and/or console optimization, poor quality assurance, and/or entire cancellations of a franchise. That is where my primary concerns lie.
WWE is under license deal with THQ until 2018. Only WWE/THQ can amend it. I suspect they will amend it sometime between now and then though. As far as properties go some might not be under THQ's ownership just because they publish them. Anything licensed or published from another developer could potentially stay with the company.
No surprise here.
im going to bid on darksiders
Darksiders - FROM software.... Company of Heroes - Riot Games.... Warhammer properties - Sega (creative assembly)
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