THQ Auction Results

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#1 Edited by Winternet (7935 posts) -
#2 Posted by Venatio (4485 posts) -

Volition to Deep Silver.....hope not

#3 Edited by Cloudenvy (5890 posts) -

Ha, Deep Silver. That's such a big fat bummer that I can't do anything but laugh.

#4 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

Seems like Relic to Sega is official according to one of their employees:

I now work for Sega. Neat.

— Kyle Berndt (@kyleberndt) January 23, 2013
#5 Posted by MooseyMcMan (9712 posts) -

Huh. No EA or Activision purchases? What about the game franchises? Those going along with the developers who made them?

#6 Posted by BlastProcessing (901 posts) -

It must really suck to be Volition right now. What a damn shame.

#7 Edited by Abendlaender (2595 posts) -

Yo Patrice, you just got JeffGreen'd!

Turtle Rock is independent though, so that can't be true

Relic and Sega seems to be confirmed, and thank god for that

#8 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1592 posts) -

I simply refuse to believe that no one else made a better offer for Volition than Deep Silver. If this is true, they're doomed.
 
The others I am fine with, except that I still hope Vigil finds a new home. I also wasn't even aware that Turtle Rock had reformed after being acquired by Valve.

#9 Posted by Bulby33 (521 posts) -

Vigil being screwed bums me out. Hopes it's not true.

#10 Edited by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

Huh. No EA or Activision purchases? What about the game franchises? Those going along with the developers who made them?

The sales hearing hasn't concluded, these are all some grounded rumours. We'll get official results within the hour. IP's and studios are being bid on separately.

#11 Posted by TepidShark (1044 posts) -

I imagine associated franchises were part of getting said developer, right? (As in by getting Volition, Deep Silver also got Saint's Row, right?)

#12 Posted by phrosnite (3517 posts) -

lol if Vigil Games gets shuttered.

#13 Posted by Abendlaender (2595 posts) -

Man, this would suck for Vigil :(

Maybe Retro will hire some folks.

#14 Posted by chilibean_3 (1580 posts) -

From Kotackooo

  • The proposed sales of multiple assets is as follows :
  • Sega agreed to purchase Relic
  • Koch Media agreed to purchase Volition and Metro
  • Crytek agreed to purchase Homefront
  • Take 2 agreed purchase Evolve and
  • Ubisoft agreed to purchase Montreal and South Park
#15 Posted by Winternet (7935 posts) -

@Abendlaender said:

Yo Patrice, you just got JeffGreen'd!

Hahahah, indeed.

#16 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4035 posts) -

"Now announcing a Shaundi fleshlight with every preorder of Saints Row 4: Supa Gangsta Edition."

Later than day...

"We apologize for the announcement of the Shaundi fleshlight with every preorder of Saints Row 4: Supa Gangsta Edition. We totally didn't know they were doing that. We just gave them some money and said fuck it."

#17 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -
#18 Posted by Kidavenger (3377 posts) -

@Winternet said:

I don't understand why Ubisoft would pickup THQ Montreal, why did Patrice leave Ubisoft in the first place? If his reasons haven't changed, what's to stop him from doing it again?

Sega picking up Relic also seems odd, didn't they just explicitly state when Anarchy Reigns came out that they were getting out of retail, while Relic is a PC developer, I don't see them working all that well abandoning retail.

Volition to Deep Silver seems pretty good to me, they are small enough that they will probably won't restrict content in the next Saints Row which probably would have happened if they had gone to a bigger publisher.

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#19 Posted by TepidShark (1044 posts) -
#20 Posted by chrissedoff (2034 posts) -

I hope Relic continues to make Warhammer 40,000 games. I really want a Dawn of War III.

#21 Posted by psylah (2153 posts) -

@BabyChooChoo said:

"Now announcing a Shaundi fleshlight with every preorder of Saints Row 4: Supa Gangsta Edition."

Later than day...

"We apologize for the announcement of the Shaundi fleshlight with every preorder of Saints Row 4: Supa Gangsta Edition. We totally didn't know they were doing that. We just gave them some money and said fuck it."

You guys are still gonna make good on my pre-order though, right? You still got a few boxes of them in the back?

#22 Posted by kuz101 (208 posts) -

Sorry, but I don't get the hate for Volition going to Deep Silver. They can market a game. Dead Island was marketed so that it became a franchise for them. It may have been misleading and the recent Dead Island muck up was pretty bad, but it seems like Deep Silver is making a go at becoming a more major player.

#23 Posted by Milkman (16218 posts) -

Volition to Deep Silver is extremely upsetting.  
 
Any word on the WWE license? 

#24 Posted by ZombiePie (5364 posts) -

@Kidavenger said:

Sega picking up Relic also seems odd, didn't they just explicitly state when Anarchy Reigns came out that they were getting out of retail, while Relic is a PC developer, I don't see them working all that well abandoning retail.

I'm calling it. Relic is going to become a part of The Creative Assembly, which everyone forgets is part of Sega Europe...and one of their most profitable divisions.

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#25 Posted by daggon55 (111 posts) -

Deep Silver.

That's hard to believe. Volition deserved better.

#26 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2047 posts) -

Well, hopefully the Volition situation works out...

#27 Edited by FakeKisser (232 posts) -
#28 Edited by Abendlaender (2595 posts) -

Come on, nobody wants Vigil? Seriously? Nobody?

It seems like Vigil is dead :(

#29 Posted by EchoEcho (805 posts) -

@chrissedoff said:

I hope Relic continues to make Warhammer 40,000 games. I really want a Dawn of War III.

Definitely want Dawn of War III to see the light of day. Space Marine 2 would be nice as well.

#30 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

@Milkman said:

Volition to Deep Silver is extremely upsetting. Any word on the WWE license?

There are rumours that EA got the license last week.

#31 Edited by Karmum (11509 posts) -

@Milkman said:

Volition to Deep Silver is extremely upsetting.

Any word on the WWE license?

I unfortunately see EA grabbing the WWE license, for some strange reason. It seems like one of the "better fits," not exactly in terms of quality, but just of where it should go. Unfortunately.

#32 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (1854 posts) -

@ZombiePie said:

@Kidavenger said:

Sega picking up Relic also seems odd, didn't they just explicitly state when Anarchy Reigns came out that they were getting out of retail, while Relic is a PC developer, I don't see them working all that well abandoning retail.

I'm calling it. Relic is going to become a part of The Creative Assembly, which everyone forgets is part of Sega Europe...and one of their most profitable divisions.

Yeah, I imagine they could merge them into a "CA: Warhammer" studio or something, and have their main studios working on TW while Relic sits on the Warhammer and (hopefully) W40k licenses. I dunno, that purchase actually excites me.

#33 Posted by Phatmac (5686 posts) -

@phrosnite said:

lol if Vigil Games gets shuttered.

The loss of hundreds of jobs for a talented game company isn't funny at all to me.

#34 Posted by benpicko (1923 posts) -

Volition to Deep Silver... u avin a giggle?

#35 Posted by mosespippy (3720 posts) -

I was looking at Deep Silver's arcade recently and to me they seemed to be a German THQ that's just 5 years shorter in it's life cycle (or a German Ubisoft that's 15 years shorter in it's cycle). It's full of licensed products and kids handheld games and then recently a few core games have been added to the collection. Basically they've been building a foundation for years on things you've never heard of and are just now starting to have the resources and desire to put out bigger games focussed on consumers like us. I think Volition is a good pick up as is Metro.

#36 Posted by Lyfeforce (316 posts) -

So if THQ Montreal gets folded into Ubi, I can imagine one can hear Patrice's disbelieving laughter echoing through the tundra.

#37 Posted by ZombiePie (5364 posts) -

@SirOptimusPrime said:

@ZombiePie said:

@Kidavenger said:

Sega picking up Relic also seems odd, didn't they just explicitly state when Anarchy Reigns came out that they were getting out of retail, while Relic is a PC developer, I don't see them working all that well abandoning retail.

I'm calling it. Relic is going to become a part of The Creative Assembly, which everyone forgets is part of Sega Europe...and one of their most profitable divisions.

Yeah, I imagine they could merge them into a "CA: Warhammer" studio or something, and have their main studios working on TW while Relic sits on the Warhammer and (hopefully) W40k licenses. I dunno, that purchase actually excites me.

It also makes sense seeing how CA is going to be making Warhammer (not 40K) strategy games. Get the studios together, make a cohesive story, collaborate, and make some really good strategy games. This is really good news for Warhammer and Relic is what I'm saying.

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#38 Posted by Milkman (16218 posts) -
@FrankCanada97@Karmum: I don't really have any issue with EA taking it.  
 
Also, this is probably a stupid question but how exactly will the licensing work for THQ's other franchises? I assume acquiring Volition and acquiring Saints Row are two different things. Does Sega now own the entire Warhammer franchise along with Relic now? 
#39 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1209 posts) -

That sucks for Vigil. Honestly Darksiders 2 was one of my favorite THQ games, South Park has a good home at Ubisoft I think, hopefully all these games turn out ok. It is a real shame to see THQ go.

#40 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

@DDinvesting just tweeted some dollar amounts:

THQ auction results: 26M for Relic (Sega), 2.5M for Montreal (Ubisoft), 11M for Evolve (Take-Two), 22.3M for Volition (Koch Media), 500k Homefront (Crytek), 5.8M for Metro (Koch Media), South Park for 3.2M (Ubisoft)

#41 Posted by jjm494 (84 posts) -

Glad to see Relic and Volition have good homes.

Now, hopefully Red Faction and Saint's Row wind up with Volition. A small part of me will die if that doesn't happen.

And for the love of god, why doesn't Vigil have a home yet. Hell, Get them Nintendo and let them have a crack at the Zelda Series! Or maybe Warner can grab them to feel more like a part of the big boys club. Just someone please!

#42 Posted by altairre (997 posts) -

I still find it hard to believe that Deep Silver got Volition.

#43 Posted by MaFoLu (1854 posts) -
@ZombiePie said:

@SirOptimusPrime said:

@ZombiePie said:

@Kidavenger said:

Sega picking up Relic also seems odd, didn't they just explicitly state when Anarchy Reigns came out that they were getting out of retail, while Relic is a PC developer, I don't see them working all that well abandoning retail.

I'm calling it. Relic is going to become a part of The Creative Assembly, which everyone forgets is part of Sega Europe...and one of their most profitable divisions.

Yeah, I imagine they could merge them into a "CA: Warhammer" studio or something, and have their main studios working on TW while Relic sits on the Warhammer and (hopefully) W40k licenses. I dunno, that purchase actually excites me.

It also makes sense seeing how CA is going to be making Warhammer (not 40K) strategy games. Get the studios together, make a cohesive story, collaborate, and make some really good strategy games. This is really good news for Warhammer and Relic is what I'm saying.

So, this will make the Warhammer and 40K cross-over they talked about on the Bombcast, or wherever it was, a reality? I wouldn't say no to that.
#44 Posted by Bane122 (763 posts) -

@phrosnite: Yeah, I think it's hilarious when a bunch of people lose their jobs, too.

#45 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

So apparently it all sold for $71.3 million. That wasn't much more that Clearlake's initial offer.

#46 Posted by Mister_V (958 posts) -

Someone needs to pick up Vigil... Hey guys lets start a kickstarter..

#47 Edited by Abendlaender (2595 posts) -

What the hell is Evolve? 11 Mio? That's half of Volition and I've never heard of it

#48 Posted by casper_ (882 posts) -

psyched to see sega trying to expand and make different types of games

#49 Posted by Winternet (7935 posts) -

@Abendlaender said:

What the hell is Evolve? 11 Mio? That's half of Volition and I've never heard of it

Evolve was apparently a Turtle Rock game.

#50 Posted by nailmon (26 posts) -

I really hope someone saves Vigil. They're a a talented developer and I'd at least like to see one more Darksiders game from them.

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