THQ Officially Dissolving as Bankruptcy Auction Yields Multiple Buyers [UPDATEDx2]

#101 Posted by Canteu (2854 posts) -

@ZombiePie said:

Sega will be taking control of Company of Heroes developer Relic Entertainment.

I bet top dollar that Relic is going to become a division of The Creative Assembly, which is part of Sega Europe, or there's going to be collaboration between the two seeing how The Creative Assembly is planning on making non 40k Warhammer games.

Otherwise known as Warhammer: Fantasy. That will save you some time in the future.

#102 Posted by iceman228433 (657 posts) -

I really hope Vigil finds a home.

#103 Posted by leejunfan83 (1039 posts) -

Ryan is an asshole for that tweet

#104 Edited by Oizon (2 posts) -

Creative assembly + Relic Warhammer fantasy grand strategy game, my pantaloons are now soiled

#105 Edited by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Deep Silver? Really? Gross.

Expect a giant dildo to ship with the collector's edition of Saints Row 4.

@Rincewind said:

Sega is going to ruin COH

Because they totally ruined Total War right?

#106 Posted by Rays_Gaming_Rants (89 posts) -

Now the WWE games were made by Japanese company Yukes. Is Yukes owned by THQ? Or were they simply subcontracted to make these games?

#107 Posted by iAmJohn (6145 posts) -

@flufflogic said:

@MeatSim: @MeatSim said:

Besides Ubisoft getting THQ Montreal, I don't think anyone could have predicated these other buyers.

Sega were PERFECT for Relic. Now they have Creative Assembly, Relic and Sports Interactive, pretty much owning PC strategy.

What if they made a 40k game where CA handled all the grand strategy, bigger picture elements and Relic did the ground game as an extension of Dawn of War II?

Omg I think I need to go change my pants now.

#108 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1169 posts) -

Imagine the tacky pack-ins with a Saint's Row game from Deep Silver...

"Strap it on. No, really."

#109 Posted by Gnubberen (814 posts) -

@fargofallout: Anti pc bullshit? I was under the impression that both Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed III were great on the PC.

#110 Posted by wsowen02 (342 posts) -

Maybe now Desilets can fix Assassin's Creed

#111 Posted by NipCrip66 (134 posts) -

Sega move makes sense considering they own Creative Assembly. That is two very solid RTS developers they own now.

#112 Posted by zyn (2765 posts) -

I hope Koch treats Saints Row well.

#113 Posted by TomA (2787 posts) -

I can't think of a better publisher to get Relic. SEGA has been doing good with The Creative Assembly, and they seem to have respect for their developers and let them do things themselves. I think this is a good thing for Relic, which is really the only studio here I really care about, besides Volition i guess.

#114 Posted by guyver0 (190 posts) -

I just wanna know about a Warhammer 40k Space Marine Sequel!

#115 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12656 posts) -

Well, Relic is at least in good hands. Not sure how I feel about volition, and it's a bummer that vigil hasn't been picked up yet.

#116 Posted by Suits (263 posts) -
@Ares42: Also, THQ has already done a ton of marketing for the first Homefront, so that pays for itself.
#117 Edited by Abendlaender (2984 posts) -

As I said earlier: Yo Patrice, you just got JeffGreen'd

Too bad for Vigil, that really sucks

Also: Apparently Zenimax bid really high on Relic

#118 Posted by hermes (1729 posts) -

Wasn't Crytek working on a sequel to Homefront?

That would explain the sale...

#119 Posted by Brandino (266 posts) -

@400lb_Gorilla said:

Not sure how I feel about Deep Silver getting Saints Row. Also surprised that Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo didn't make a move considering we are moving back into a part of the console cycle where first party games become much more important.

Nintendo doesn't need to buy any of it, all they have to do is announce a new pokemon, mario, zelda or metroid game and everyone will flock to buy them. Microsoft? I am actually surprised that MS didn't go in for Saints Row or even Metro. Sony? They enough new IPS coming and brought new franchises out this generation that still have a lot of life in those series so doesn't surprise they didn't waste money on anything.

#120 Posted by Tidel (372 posts) -

Poor Vigil. I love Darksiders.

#121 Posted by phrosnite (3509 posts) -

Nobody wants to buy Vigil and/or Darksiders? That's sad.

#122 Posted by TadThuggish (968 posts) -

Deep Silver seems like the kind of company to shit-talk gay people on its main Twitter account, then give a non-apology for "not being PC enough." For the legitimately funniest (without being mean-spirited) franchise in gaming, that worries me.

#123 Edited by yami4ct (183 posts) -

@iceman228433: Sadly, it doesn't look like they'll have the chance. No one bid on them. They're done. The company is officially out of business. Now, not sure about the IP but I imagine the Vigil name and Darksiders license will be split among the creditors. Maybe they'll do something with it, but unlikely. Even if they do, it'll have to be a new dev.

#124 Posted by ChinaDontCare (117 posts) -

WOMEN TORSO FOR ALL

#125 Posted by Mister_V (1588 posts) -

@hermes said:

Wasn't Crytek working on a sequel to Homefront?

That would explain the sale...

Yeah i guess they bought it so they could finish it in peace. From they price they paid i doubt there where any other bidders.

#126 Edited by RenegadeDoppelganger (440 posts) -

Someone bought the rights to Homefront..WHY?

I feel better about Relic being at SEGA when I look at the Creative Assembly and the Total War series. I don't know how those games do financially speaking but damned if they aren't amongst the best RTS/Strategy games out there.

Looking at Deep Silver's portfolio it seems like they just need a hit. Recent games include such titles as: Nail'd, Catherine, Risen 2: Dark Waters, Sacred 3, and Dead Island. My guess is Dead Island was far and away their biggest game which doesn't say a lot. They also published some of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games it looks like? Metro seems like a good fit.

Really shocked that no one picked up the WWE licence. If it doesn't get sold, does it just expire and then another company can negotiate directly with the WWE for those same rights? If so, maybe someone thinks they can get it cheaper.

#127 Posted by OleMarthin (329 posts) -

glad ubi ended up with south park, i thing they will do it good.

#128 Posted by Vuud (2052 posts) -

Glad Relic has gone to SEGA, they rescued Creative Assembly from the hell that is Activision and it's been good times.

But who exactly owns the rights to make 40k games? I thought it was THQ, or is it Relic?

#129 Posted by iAmJohn (6145 posts) -

@RenegadeDoppelganger said:

Someone bought the rights to Homefront..WHY?

To be fair, the people who bought it are making Homefront 2... and probably just bought it to say they could.

#130 Posted by CornBREDX (6462 posts) -

Weird. Very very weird. 
This really sucks for Vigil.

#131 Edited by yami4ct (183 posts) -

@RenegadeDoppelganger: Crytek was already doing Homefront 2 for THQ. Their choices were either kill the project, rename it, or just buy the IP to put it out. Given the IP was so cheap, I imagine they decided it was easier just to grab it so they can finish their project without issue.

As for WWE, I believe it already reverted when they went into Chapter 11. Sounds like EA picked it up.

#132 Posted by Stonyman65 (3015 posts) -

Is this a good thing? Or a bad thing?

At least the studios get to stay together. So I guess that's good?

#133 Posted by mrpandaman (880 posts) -

@Vuud said:

Glad Relic has gone to SEGA, they rescued Creative Assembly from the hell that is Activision and it's been good times.

But who exactly owns the rights to make 40k games? I thought it was THQ, or is it Relic?

I believe Games Workshop (and likes to) works directly with Relic, so I think the 40k license would with Relic, even if THQ did have the license.

Doesn't Sega own the Warhammer fantasy also? I know EA only has the MMO license for WH fantasy, but think of CA and Relic working to create a WH fantasy RTS.

#134 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4827 posts) -

Sweet glad EA or Activision didn't grab anything that I like. I hope Vigil makes it out OK, they are solid devs.

#135 Edited by Jack_Lafayette (3794 posts) -
@wumbo3000 said:

How do you pronounce KOCH? Because if you pronounce it "cock," then I'm glad they bought Volition.

I believe it's pronounced "coke." Which, depending on how hardcore you want Saints Row 4 to be...
#136 Posted by Badfinger (19 posts) -

@Rincewind: They've mostly left Creative Assembly to their own devices. There have been slip ups, but overall they've been an excellent developer. It gives me a little hope that they'd treat Relic the same way.

#137 Edited by mellotronrules (1469 posts) -

@TomA said:

I can't think of a better publisher to get Relic. SEGA has been doing good with The Creative Assembly, and they seem to have respect for their developers and let them do things themselves. I think this is a good thing for Relic, which is really the only studio here I really care about, besides Volition i guess.

pretty much took the words out of my mouth. it'll be interesting to see how much rope volition gets from its parent company now- i don't have anything to go on other than dead island...and while that game was something of a diamond in the very rough, it says nothing of their management.

#138 Edited by darkest4 (419 posts) -

God damnit I wanted to play as the other 2 Horsemen. Starting to look like Darksiders 3 will never happen :( Sad day. Hope the new owners Koch/Deep Silver can do Saints Row right.

#139 Posted by damswedon (3221 posts) -

@wumbo3000 said:

How do you pronounce KOCH? Because if you pronounce it "cock," then I'm glad they bought Volition.

If it is like Robert Koch it is just cock, they sound like they would be German.

#140 Posted by jayjonesjunior (1095 posts) -

@Rincewind said:

Sega is going to ruin COH

Sega has Total War and it is great.

#141 Posted by Slaker117 (4856 posts) -

What is Evolve, and why is it worth so much?

#142 Posted by WiFiPirate (183 posts) -

Well, at least those Steam Publisher packs will have "new" games in them next time around.

#143 Posted by Mister_V (1588 posts) -

@Rincewind: How exactly?

#144 Posted by DrX25 (1629 posts) -

@Rays_Gaming_Rants said:

Now the WWE games were made by Japanese company Yukes. Is Yukes owned by THQ? Or were they simply subcontracted to make these games?

Yuke's was contracted to make the WWE games by THQ, so they'll probably return to making Japan only DS games or, if let's say Koch buy the WWE rights, they could continue to make them.

#145 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (1272 posts) -

Now that the dust has settled, man, one of the big third party publishers is dead. This is much larger than what happened with 38 Studios, and there are a lot of people that are losing their job today because of a leadership group that did a terrible job forecasting what to sell in this industry. None of this is on Rubin, he jumped on the sinking ship well after it was too late.

This industry needs a massive amount of transparency to survive.

#146 Edited by gogosox82 (441 posts) -

So no one put a bid on Vigil and the darksiders ip? Man, that is seriously depressing. I love those games.

#147 Posted by alternate (2789 posts) -

WWE wasn't on sale Alex. Rights reverted to the wrestling company and rumour is they have already done a deal with EA.

Also, are you sure about metro - I think publishing rights were available but THQ didn't own the IP.

#148 Posted by Nights (636 posts) -

SEGA picked up Relic? Not bad, not bad at all.

#149 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4187 posts) -

@alternate said:

WWE wasn't on sale Alex. Rights reverted to the wrestling company and rumour is they have already done a deal with EA.

Also, are you sure about metro - I think publishing rights were available but THQ didn't own the IP.

Page five of the pdf.

http://www.thesangreal.net/gafpics/results.pdf

#150 Posted by alibson (166 posts) -

People flipping out about Deep Silver publishing a game where you smack people on the head with a giant pink dildo.

The hypocrisy is strong with these ones.

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