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Submitted by SuburbanHell 967d ago | opinion piece

THQ Properties Up For Auction, Where Will Their Future Homes Be?

It’s official, THQ is no more, well, it will be soon. On January 22nd, an auction will be held to sell off the intellectual properties, studios, and other assets of the publisher to the highest bidders on an individual title basis.

It has been reported that Electronic Arts, UbiSoft, Warner Brothers, and at least 2 other companies have been visiting these studios and assessing the titles for purchase, so it is once again time to fire up the Speculatron 9000 and see what the potential future of these games and their respective studios is. (Company of Heroes 2, Darksiders 2, EA, Metro: Last Light, PC, PS3, Red Faction, Saints Row 4, THQ, Wii U, WWE '14, Xbox 360)

j-blaze  +   967d ago
WTH Microsoft is doing?!! they need to take advantage of this ASAP! they need to buy the rights of at least Devil's Third, Saints Row and Metro
NYC_Gamer  +   967d ago
Why?the franchises will hit Xbox regardless.
Belking  +   967d ago
Exactly. Waste of money IMO. Those franchises will hit xbox and most likely outsell other versions anyway.
DeadlyFire  +   966d ago
Devil's Third is not THQ owned. All rights to that are at Valhalla Game Studios.

Metro I am uncertain of if THQ owns it or if 4A owns it. If 4A owns it then its their game and not THQ's to sell.

Saints Row is 100% THQ property though. So is Red Faction. I hope to see Red Faction again soon.
claud3  +   967d ago
Not going to happen, because MS have better things to spend their money on
gpturbo81  +   967d ago
like glitchy and halfassed operating systems? annoying advertising? sweat shops?
STARRHUNTER29  +   967d ago
if ea gets it well it will be ruin also
EliteDave93  +   967d ago
All i hope for is that EA stay the hell away from Saints Row.
matrixman92  +   967d ago
"My hope for this studio would be going to Electronic Arts, as EA while they are one of the “big bad” corporations, they allow their studios the freedom to design as long as they stay within budget and meet their deadlines"

whoever wrote this article...are you on crack?
SuburbanHell  +   966d ago
Not on crack.

EA allows its developers freedom of artistic integrity, look at Mass Effect 3 if you want any more proof of that. EA and Bioware took a beating but it was the ending Bioware wanted to begin with.

Also, of the big 2, it's the lesser of 2 evils, as Activision would eventually destroy the whole franchise.
matrixman92  +   966d ago
lol...EA has Biowares nuts in a chokehold. ME3 was not quality, it was a pile of rotting feces. Activision and EA are both complete shit that will destroy franchises
Brian1rr  +   967d ago
I think ubisoft will be the only one that won't messed up saints row
Soldierone  +   967d ago
Give it to Rockstar. Let Saints Row stay over the top, while GTA is more down to earth.
EditorAtGNG  +   967d ago
What happens with the all devs at THQ? Will they be laid off or will they join the companies that will acquire the rights for the franchises?
buckley  +   967d ago
I would imagine that if a pub buys up a particular franchise, they'd want the brains behind it as well. Here's hoping
NYC_Gamer  +   967d ago
The whole studio could be bought too.
DeadlyFire  +   966d ago
Depends really 4A games is a private company aside from THQ so it will keep on rolling. Not sure if Metro stays with them or THQ.

Never know really when something like this happens where the talent will go. Whole studios could just get rebranded.

Sad thing is THQ had a plan and it would have kept them afloat with all of their employees making games that they owned for another year or two.
Alos88  +   967d ago
If I had to choose between Activision and EA I'd go with EA, Activision has a nasty habit of closing developers for not selling the ridiculous, unrealistic amount they were expecting.
ApolloTheBoss  +   967d ago
Either way, they both destroy studios. So neither.
millzy102  +   967d ago
ubisoft should aquire them as they dont ruin games (mostly) it will go to ea though because there greedy bastards that want everything.
Soldierone  +   967d ago
Sucks for Saints Row. I doubt any other publisher will let them go over the top like they did with Saints Row 3. Give it to EA and they will just try to clone GTA. Or take all the color out of it and make it more "serious" because humor doesn't work for them.
deadfrag  +   967d ago
square or nintendo are going to buy this!
BitbyDeath  +   967d ago
Good opportunity for Nvidia or Valve to get a foot in here.
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black911  +   967d ago
Anywhere but Microsoft!!!!

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