Submitted by rbailey 1002d ago | opinion piece

4 Companies That Could Save THQ Franchises

Richard Bailey of TheKoalition.com writes:
When THQ first emerged onto the scene back in 1989, the video game industry was booming and ripe with potential. Over the decades that followed, THQ managed to acquire top-notch studios like Volition and Vigil Games to create what would become two critically acclaimed franchises in Saints Row and Darksiders. Fast forward to 2013 and now a once promising studio is nothing more then a diminished brand rooted in debt. (Company of Heroes 2, Homefront: The Revolution, Industry, Metro 2033: Last Light, Saints Row 4, THQ, WWE '14)

majiebeast  +   1002d ago
3 of those i dont want anywhere near THQ's IP's guess which.

Nope square enix just look at the new hitman.
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rbailey  +   1002d ago
My guess would be EA, Activision, and Ubisoft lol
DragonKnight  +   1002d ago
Agree with majiebeast. Keep Square-Enix AWAY from Darksiders. We don't need them to ruin it like they ruined Final Fantasy.
GenoZStriker  +   1002d ago
Darksiders I would rather have Platinum Games or Sony Santa Monica (preferred) with it.
rbailey  +   1002d ago
Those are some good choices right there. If Sony Santa Monica took on Darksiders then it would be even more badass then it already is.
Skips  +   1002d ago
What if Sony Santa Monica did there own version of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse instead?

That would be pretty epic as well.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1002d ago
@Sonic200 Well, considering Joe Mad left Vigil they're gonna need a new art director anyway.
Ezz2013  +   1002d ago
darksiders with god of war gfx and gameplay ... yeah go for it
Soldierone  +   1002d ago
Sucks that so far Sony is showing no interest in buying any of the franchises though. Hopefully they surprise us.

"they will come anyways" yeah and if they ONLY come to you, thats a big deal.
rbailey  +   1002d ago
After reading these comments now i want Sony to buy that Darksiders franchise lol
prototypeknuckles  +   1002d ago
personally all of these besides ubisoft are terrible choices.
ironfist92  +   1002d ago
I agree. Would rather Ubisfot take over Metro, Red Faction and Darksiders. I dont particularly trust the other publishers.

I can see Saints Row being taken up by Activision, however again, would prefer Ubisoft.
Venomousfatman  +   1002d ago
If EA ends up getting the WWE franchise, things will get very crazy and interesting.
sithsylar  +   1002d ago
Servers will also be shut down in a years time hahah.
Summons75  +   1002d ago
Activision should not touch Saint's Row. They would turn it into a call of duty clone or a game where in order to unlock the full game you need to buy $15 toys from the store, each sold individually.
Soldierone  +   1002d ago
It's not even that. It will just be milked to death with yearly releases. Once it stops selling so well, they will can it....

The way it is now, Saints Row could compete with GTA. Under Activision it might compete one year, then be cloned to death for 4 years.
Honest_gamer  +   1002d ago
i hope someone ends up with the warhammer games, and makes a good game! maybe keep thedawn of war games going but back to dark crusade style, would love to see a good space hulk game from the dead space developers, well since dead space is a blatent rip off of space hulk i guess that'll have to do
sonicsidewinder  +   1002d ago
You are welcome amigo:

youtube.com/watch?v=sepWI5pMG Sw

Creative Assembly will be doing something with Warhammer Fantasy too.
Honest_gamer  +   1002d ago
awwwwwwwww i want 40k >.< but still at this point i'll take anything......
T3MPL3TON  +   1002d ago
@honestgamer: "thedawn of war games going but back to dark crusade style"

Um.. The Dark Crusade was just an add-on for the original 40K rts. So unless you want Dawn of War 3 with 4 addons that really only added 1 new race.. which would be the equivalent of spreading what should have been on-disk content into DLC which is what everyone complains about these days. No you don't want that at all.
Honest_gamer  +   1002d ago
@t2mpl2ton i mean the campaign mode dammit >.< and yes you are right DOW came out in 2004, where as DC came out in 2006, i can clerly see how that should have been included on the disk, but then again the expantion packs where not just 4 maps like most of the complaints are, they were £10/£15 had a full campaign, had new race's new onine units, new maps for online, better graphics so yeh your right i guess heart of the swarm should also have been on the disk....
GraveLord  +   1002d ago
They don't need saving. If they couldn't sell, then they are useless to any company.
sonicsidewinder  +   1002d ago
What will happen to the Homeworld licence? WHAT?!
sithsylar  +   1002d ago
Damn it needs more space marines.... I loved Warhammer 40K dawn of war series....
T3MPL3TON  +   1002d ago
EA will destroy any franchise they touch and morons will still buy it.

Ubisoft, needs to ditch that garbage Uplay crap. It's pointless and the 'bonus content' that you get through it is generally all junk.

Activision... just no.

SquareEnix, is a company on it's last leg they have no idea what fans actually want because they are so convinced we want 9000 sequels to FF13.
rbailey  +   1002d ago
Fair argument for the other points but I disagree with part of that Square Enix statement.

They did a great job with the the Tomb Raider, Sleeping dogs, and Deus Ex games so saying they would fail in making Darksiders just as good doesn't really seem like a fair assessment in my eyes.
RuleofOne343  +   1002d ago
I say MS buy the whole THQ Library keep all games Multi-plat seeing as how their a publisher also. (except for SR ,make that one exclusive to next Xbox)
RTheRebel  +   1002d ago
Bethesda should buy metro series
DragonKnight  +   1002d ago
And release yet another bug filled game? No thanks.

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