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Submitted by Dark_Overlord 797d ago | rumor

THQ auction rumours: Relic to Sega, Volition/Saints Row to Koch, South Park to Ubisoft

Sega is apparently the high bidder for developer Relic Entertainment and its games in the THQ asset auction.

The high bidder for Saints Row developer Volition is apparently Koch Media, parent company of Deep Silver (Dead Island). And the high bidder for Obsidian's South Park RPG is said to be David Dickinson, er, I mean Ubisoft.

This is not official yet. The auction is off-limits to most people. The scraps of evidence come from those apparently close enough to know what's going on. (Industry)

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Dark_Overlord  +   797d ago
Only a few hours left till we should hear who buys what :)
Lucreto  +   797d ago
I know it will be interesting. I hope Activison don't get Darksiders. If any it should be EA buy that is the last person on the list though.

Sony or Ubi would be my choice.
Ezz2013  +   797d ago
agreed i hope sony take darksiders
adorie  +   797d ago
Sony should snatch Darksiders. I'd love to see what their top end first parties do with such a promising franchise. I'd also like them to port it to PC, if possible. Expand your business model, Sony!
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ML_Paladin888  +   797d ago
both darksiders are already on PC. you can find them on steam.
adorie  +   797d ago
I have the 2nd one on PC, but what I mean is, if they got the IP, they could still make it available on Steam, or something like that. (GoG, etc?)
IAMERROR  +   797d ago
idk why but I'm excited to see what happens lol
Gothdom  +   797d ago
I'd say it's because we all love one or 2 of their games. I personally love Darksiders and can't wait to know what happens to Vigil.

I haven't had time to try any saints row yet and only hear good things about it. I'm curious as to know who gets Saints row.

Finally, I know it's to early to know, but I hope some of the buyers make statements as to the future of those franchises.
RickHiggity  +   797d ago
Because some damn good IPs might get bought by some damn good publishers.
Root  +   797d ago
Just a few hours....good

However

Koch....Saints Row....Come on
NYC_Gamer  +   797d ago
Sega is the perfect fit Relic in my opinion
Dark_Overlord  +   797d ago
Especially now they have the Warhammer license too :)

EDIT - Although I never realised SEGA had so much disposable cash
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RuleofOne343  +   797d ago
Don't think your the only one to find out Sega had cash like that, I thought they were broke.
NYC_Gamer  +   797d ago
Sega profit comes from

1)Pachinko
2)Total War games
3)Football Manager
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Root  +   797d ago
Wern't they in trouble not many months ago....

So let me get this straight they can buy Relic BUT they don't want to publish Bayonetta 2

Right....

@NYC_Gamer

Yeah because they had money troubles as well at the time, they could of published it and took a chance but they didn't.

Now they are buying a STUDIO...not a game a full studio for a ton of money....yeah that makes sense.

Fact is they could of took the chance with B2 if your seeing them now buying a bloody studio
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NYC_Gamer  +   797d ago
@Root

Sega didn't wanna publish Bayonetta 2 because the first one made them no real profit in return....

Edit:Sega is buying Relic because they know how popular the Company of Heroes Franchise is..Sega could also be in the hunt for the whole Warhammer license..
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matrixman92  +   797d ago
DDinvesting said on twitter that the hearing restarts at 3PM EST...im not sure if that means the info will be released then, or they will just continue with proceedings. The hearings first started yesterday at 3 PM
jagstatboy  +   797d ago
I think 2K should get Darksiders....or Sony.
matrixman92  +   797d ago
if sony, microsoft, or nintendo get any of these franchises...it will be the franchises doom. We dont need another Bayonetta 2 fiasco
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Root  +   797d ago
Sony should of put in for Saints Row
FarCryLover182  +   797d ago
If Koch Media does get Volition and Saints Row, I see this as a good thing. They don't have many "giant" properties and I don't see them axing Volition staff if Saints Row 4 doesn't sell like 5million plus copies or whatever. Activision, if they bought 'em, Volition would have been shut down within 3 years.
NYC_Gamer  +   797d ago
The word is that T2 bought Vigil assets
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PS3gamer4life  +   797d ago
Rockstar should get sr3

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