Looks Like THQ's Owned Properties Will Be Auctioned Off Anyway

#201 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2072 posts) -

Jeff Gertsmann needs to buy Saints Row

#202 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (2960 posts) -

Picture it now: halfway through the wrestling season you're suddenly ripped out into the year 2479 as a new character, who over the course of his experiences in the Animus comes to realize that his ancestor, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, dedicated his life to combating the Templar threat... in the ring.

Or, if WB gets the license, The Rock becomes a wizard/Batman/the lord of the rings.

#203 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2072 posts) -
@Cold_Wolven said:

The Saints Row franchise will be the most popular item up for bid but I don't know who should buy it. On the one hand I'd like to see more SR games made but not to the level of annualising it. Crytek might bid for Homefront since they are already making a sequel.

I hope Homefront 2 gets cancelled because of this and instead Crytek UK makes a new Timesplitters. 
Hell, even Timesplitters HD I'd love
#204 Posted by jmic75 (261 posts) -

I hope relic goes to 2K they can hook up with Firaxis and create a strategy game super team.

Virgil goes to Ubisoft to improve the platforming of Darksiders.

Volition goes to EA because they're like the only publisher without a big open world game under their belt.

Metro is going to be a tough sell, no matter where it goes future iterations will have multiplayer and will probably become annualized.

Stick of Truth goes to Bethesda because of Obsidian's past relationship with them.

In an Ironic twist of fate the new THQ studio in Montreal goes to Ubisoft, making the project head work for his old bosses, where he will be put back on Assassin's creed so he can fix that shit.

#205 Posted by Nhoj_Sllew (158 posts) -

I hope Relic goes to whomever can get Homeworld 3 made

#206 Posted by radioactivez0r (808 posts) -

With Creative Assembly getting the fantasy Warhammer license recently, it'd be nice to see Sega come pick up the 40k franchise with Relic and just have that all under one roof. But somehow I imagine Sega isn't really in the same league as Ubi, EA, et al when it comes to acquisition capital.

#207 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

NOW it's over.

None of those games are coming out. Activision and EA will buy everything, and then immediately cancel everything.

So much for Obsidian finally getting to finish a game, I guess. And Metro sure as shit isn't coming out.

#208 Posted by courage_wolf (198 posts) -

Have we exhausted all possible ways to divine the future? How many scribes must toil to scratch their visions onto ancient parchments so that we might catch a glimpse of hope? Or are we to suffer only the pangs of despair as yet more horror is let loose on our dreams? Or does the seeking itself give birth to more insanity than man can cope?

The Dark Future Beckons!

Fear the Unknown!

#209 Posted by coribald (284 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

Jeff Gertsmann needs to buy Saints Row

Coming 2014:

Jeff Gerstmann's Next Great Installment In The Saints Row Franchise

#210 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

@Nettacki said:

@ArtisanBreads: And where's AKI now, eh? A shell of their former self, making Japan-only portable spinoffs of random series.

Eh they lost their wrestling contracts. Not like they ever fell off.

There's been no better developer of wrestling games.

#211 Posted by captain_max707 (471 posts) -

So long as I still get my copy of Metro: Last Light I will be happy.

#212 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2167 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

@Cold_Wolven said:

The Saints Row franchise will be the most popular item up for bid but I don't know who should buy it. On the one hand I'd like to see more SR games made but not to the level of annualising it. Crytek might bid for Homefront since they are already making a sequel.

I hope Homefront 2 gets cancelled because of this and instead Crytek UK makes a new Timesplitters. Hell, even Timesplitters HD I'd love

Who owns Timesplitters at this point, THQ? I don't know what it is but I have faith in Crytek making a game with North Korea as the enemy. Timesplitters feels like it would be best suited as a Sony franchise with Sucker Punch developing it.

#213 Posted by probablytuna (3444 posts) -

Oh man, this isn't good.

#214 Posted by Nettacki (1313 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads: Yeah, that much is certain. Only Yuke's has come close, and even those guys have messed up several times over the years.

#215 Posted by PistolPackinPoet (198 posts) -

Netherrealm studios needs to do the WWE a favor and pick up WWE 14

#216 Edited by jakob187 (21503 posts) -

The question is simply this: who gets Saints Row, Darksiders, and Company of Heroes...and do the studios go with them?

Also, I'm predicting the following:

EA picks up WWE

Ubisoft picks up Metro

Activision picks up Saints Row (and drives it into the ground like the assholes they are)

Warner Bros picks up Darksiders and maybe Warhammer 40K as well as Company of Heroes (Relic in general)

At the same time, I can see Ubisoft trying to make a grab at Relic and their properties. They want to play with the big boys, but they have no solid RTS house to depend on. I also say this because I'd LOVE to see Relic make a Heroes of M&M game.

@csl316 said:

I think Warner Bros. would support ostrich hammers in a new Red Faction. MK had Babalities, so they'll support nonsense.

Goddammit, I really need to play more Guerrilla again. I miss my Ostrich Hammer. = (

#217 Posted by Shiftygism (1 posts) -

Uh, Alex, man, dawg, bro....you're overlooking EA's attempt to correct the mistakes they made with Backstage Assault. They enlisted AKI after THQ foolishly let them go for WCW Mayhem 2, during that game's development Vince bought out WCW leaving them without a license and it eventually morphed into the highly entertaining Def Jam Vendetta. I seriously doubt them ending up the WWE license will be nearly as bad as you think.

#218 Posted by MrHadouken (156 posts) -

As long as South Park the stick of truth is still going to eventually come out, I am happy.

#219 Posted by DarkWaterSong (93 posts) -

@Terramagi: Obsidian finally did something smart...they kickstarted Project Eternity after everything the put out got it development time cut or the project got canceled.

#220 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2072 posts) -
@Cold_Wolven said:

@SomeDeliCook said:

@Cold_Wolven said:

The Saints Row franchise will be the most popular item up for bid but I don't know who should buy it. On the one hand I'd like to see more SR games made but not to the level of annualising it. Crytek might bid for Homefront since they are already making a sequel.

I hope Homefront 2 gets cancelled because of this and instead Crytek UK makes a new Timesplitters. Hell, even Timesplitters HD I'd love

Who owns Timesplitters at this point, THQ? I don't know what it is but I have faith in Crytek making a game with North Korea as the enemy. Timesplitters feels like it would be best suited as a Sony franchise with Sucker Punch developing it.

Crytek does. Crytek bought Free Radical, who made all the original Timesplitters and are now Crytek UK. They are literally the best for the job.
#221 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4282 posts) -

@jmic75 said:

Volition goes to EA because they're like the only publisher without a big open world game under their belt.

That is literally the worst possible outcome for this situation.

#222 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2385 posts) -

@Korwin said:

@Vigorousjammer said:

@Midjet said:

Do you guys think Valve would grab any of THQ's properties?

Possibly Metro

All of the Relic stuff

Ah, true, that too. That stuff always seems to sell really well on Steam

#223 Posted by civid (310 posts) -

So lets say that a publisher decides to pick up Relic. Would they then also need to buy the Warhammer 40k license so that Relic could make another Dawn of War and Space Marine?

#224 Posted by CaptainCody (1504 posts) -

Well, this sucks.

#225 Posted by scaramoosh (167 posts) -

Tbh Relic have made nothing but site games in the Warhammer series, I don't care that they lost that.

All I want from them is CoH.

Online
#226 Posted by peritus (904 posts) -
#227 Posted by OGred (196 posts) -

@UnrealDP said:

Let's stop dancing around it and and ask some serious questions here: Who gets Destroy All Humans?

;) loved that game, never played the sequel though

#228 Posted by panvixyl (325 posts) -

@OGred said:

@UnrealDP said:

Let's stop dancing around it and and ask some serious questions here: Who gets Destroy All Humans?

;) loved that game, never played the sequel though

My little brother played both of those games like he was dying.

#229 Posted by OGred (196 posts) -

@panvixyl said:

@OGred said:

@UnrealDP said:

Let's stop dancing around it and and ask some serious questions here: Who gets Destroy All Humans?

;) loved that game, never played the sequel though

My little brother played both of those games like he was dying.

Was he hoping to see a third game?

#230 Posted by Little_Socrates (5649 posts) -

EA will probably acquire the license to the Warhammer 40K stuff. They...probably won't do a lot with it. If we're especially lucky, they'll make some BioWare offshoot work on a 40K game.

I don't think Activision actually wants Saints Row. Ubisoft seems like a likely fit. Warner Brothers WOULD be awesome, though. Get your Saint into MK10.

Darksiders is a pretty obvious Warner fit, though I honestly think it'll go cheap.

Metro? Man, I think CD Projekt Red could probably acquire that damned franchise for the money it'll be worth.

WWE will probably go to EA, but I could see an Activision acquisition as well.

The rest is a total mystery to me.

#231 Posted by Crysack (261 posts) -

@Little_Socrates said:

EA will probably acquire the license to the Warhammer 40K stuff. They...probably won't do a lot with it. If we're especially lucky, they'll make some BioWare offshoot work on a 40K game.

Never happening. Games Workshop is ludicrously protective of the 40k franchise. In any case, I sure as hell wouldn't want to see current Bioware writers working on a 40k game.

#232 Posted by Daviesh (13 posts) -

As long as the South Park game finds a home and gets out the door, I'll be happy!

#233 Posted by Parsnip (1068 posts) -

I expect Saints Row and Darksiders to go to Square Enix.

#234 Posted by kagato (862 posts) -

Thats a damn shame, i really wanted them to pull through but as per usual a deal that could have saved a lot of jobs and kept the business going has been caught up in the american justice system. I really hope the developers of Saints Row and Darksiders get picked up and allowed to continue creating great games, the others im indifferent to.

#235 Edited by tallTuck94 (553 posts) -

I wonder if Bethesda could afford to buy the South Park game, they seem to have a good relationship with Obsidian and having support from Bethesda on an RPG can't hurt right?

I hope square buys saints row and hires the writers from volition. If the Sleeping Dogs guys did the gameplay but it was mixed with volitions quality of writing then thats one hell of a game.

Other than those two I kind of don't care about the rest of their series

#236 Posted by panvixyl (325 posts) -

@OGred said:

@panvixyl said:

@OGred said:

@UnrealDP said:

Let's stop dancing around it and and ask some serious questions here: Who gets Destroy All Humans?

;) loved that game, never played the sequel though

My little brother played both of those games like he was dying.

Was he hoping to see a third game?

I suspect so.

#237 Posted by TheKbob (147 posts) -

Guys, I'm about to blow your mind:

CD Projekt acquires 4A Games, the developers to Metro Last Light.

Yea,... yea? I think it's a good fit!

#238 Posted by Mercanis (658 posts) -

I really hope Darksiders and Dawn of War survive this tumultuous transition.

#239 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2275 posts) -

From what it seems THQ doesn't own many IP that they are associated with.  All this move does is force all assets to be sold off to provide 'pennies on the dollar' to investors, which to be truthful is probably fair since they creditors would get jack-sh_t otherwise.  But this does seem to be that nothing of THQ will exist, everyone will be pink slipped, all projects will end and anything in production will be in limbo/mothballs.  In short it is a neutron bomb solution where noting is left alive.  This probably means even things like Saints Row will be so damaged as to make it unlikely you will see another one. Some corporation will buy the SR licence, but sit on it and mix it with something else.

#240 Posted by hermes (1270 posts) -

Here are my predictions (because, why not):

  • EA gets Saints Row. It will annualize the crap out of it, but no one will notice or complain until a couple years down the line...
  • Warner picks Metro and Warhammer, and basically sits on those properties until the next generation.
  • Ubisoft gets Darksiders and turn it into a launch title for the next generation (and a poor port for the Wii U).
  • Stick of Truth never gets released, or gets released as an independent game founded by kickstarter.
  • Activision gets Homefront just to turn it into a new Call of Duty. With the spare change, they buy the WWE franchise and make nothing worth noticing with it.
#241 Posted by Strongparm (6 posts) -

I love Homeworld and would be interested to see something new in that series.

#242 Posted by Rekt_Hed (833 posts) -

I'm praying Saints Row gets picked up by Warner Bros though it will probably be EA.....*sigh*

Which ever publisher picks up Saints Row PLEASE DO NOT FUCK IT UP! THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAANKS!

#243 Posted by RiotControl (20 posts) -

Anything EA, Activision or Ubisoft picks up I won't be buying any longer. It'll also spell the end of of said franchise or studio eventually if EA really does pick any up.

Although Warner Bros is no stranger to dick moves against consumers in the past, they're still far better off than any of the above three to go to. Square Enix would do well to pick up Saints Row and have a straight up monopoly on non-GTA sandbox games. (All of which I find better than actual GTA)

The studio I worry about most is Relic. EA likely sees F2P potential in that studio and would run them into the ground faster than any other studio. I really don't know who else could publish Relic's games without utterly destroying them.

#244 Posted by avidwriter (667 posts) -

So there goes Darksiders 3?

#245 Posted by RedRavN (381 posts) -

I'm going to guess that EA will probably pick up relic. They have shown interest in trying to compete with activision for the big PC AAA rts space which is basically right now defined by startcraft 2. They are definately making a command and conquer game so it would seem like they would want to pick up one of the best rts developers. They will probably make relic make some stupid origin exclusive free to play crap game and run them into the ground within 2 years.

I hope warner bros or ubisoft pick up vigil and whats left of volition. The more that stays away from EA and activision the better IMO.

#246 Posted by cassus (319 posts) -

Since EA has been absolute crap at RTS'es for the past decade or so I figure they might buy Company of Heroes. Ubi are morons so they're probably going for darksiders. I think I might buy the Viper Racing "franchise" for myself :P Fucking loved that game. Very sad to see THQ go. One of the last publishers I actually cared about. Actiblizzard and EA are pure evil/garbage publishers who care about nothing but money. Slapping the tainted BioWare logo on everything they publish. If they do get the CoH license they're probably going to slap a bioware logo on that as well.

Ubi hasn't really released any finished/bug free-ish games for aaaages, and the games they do release are so riddled with DRM filth that they're next to unplayable for the first few days after release. Rainbow Six Raven Shield actually broke my CD player back in the day.

Sad day. Just glad indies are still going very strong. There's hope in Kickstarter as well.

#247 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@Crysack said:

@Little_Socrates said:

EA will probably acquire the license to the Warhammer 40K stuff. They...probably won't do a lot with it. If we're especially lucky, they'll make some BioWare offshoot work on a 40K game.

Never happening. Games Workshop is ludicrously protective of the 40k franchise. In any case, I sure as hell wouldn't want to see current Bioware writers working on a 40k game.

I like how you pretend they have a choice in the matter.

EA's already set a fairly high bid for Saint's Row. So that series is dead.

#248 Posted by Little_Socrates (5649 posts) -

@Terramagi said:

@Crysack said:

@Little_Socrates said:

EA will probably acquire the license to the Warhammer 40K stuff. They...probably won't do a lot with it. If we're especially lucky, they'll make some BioWare offshoot work on a 40K game.

Never happening. Games Workshop is ludicrously protective of the 40k franchise. In any case, I sure as hell wouldn't want to see current Bioware writers working on a 40k game.

I like how you pretend they have a choice in the matter.

EA's already set a fairly high bid for Saint's Row. So that series is dead.

I dunno, actually. They're perfectly okay with ridiculously offensive. I mean, one of their premiere series campaigned itself on "Your mom will hate this" and is a not-so-kind damnation of Scientology.

I see why it's immediately scary, but if they let Volition just keep doing their thing, I think it could still be pretty darn good. If there are problems with the future of Saints Row, it will be due to the fact that Volition's ability to come up with follow-ups that are engaging is extremely limited. The DLC was mostly kind of bad in comparison to the fantastic game, and Enter the Dominatrix sounded pretty terrible.

#249 Posted by brojuice (7 posts) -

Let Zenimax/Bethesda take Saints Row!

#250 Posted by Darth_Mercer (64 posts) -

WHAT ABOUT DARKSIDERS? I WILL NOT REST UNTIL I GET MY 4-PLAYER CO-OP DARKSIDERS.

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