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Thursday, January 24, 2013

News: THQ Sold! Fate of 40K video games unclear!

(image via Kotaku)

A sad day for the gaming industry friends as THQ, the studio that brought you everything from the Company of Heroes series to Dawn of War and Space Marine was chopped up and sold off to competitors. The various studios under THQ were quickly acquired by many of the other big names in the video game industry. VentureBeat provides a summary of who got what:

Sega bought Company of Heroes developer Relic for $26.6 million.Zenimax (Bethesda) bid $26.3 million. (Relic should be in good hands. Maybe they can work their magic on some of Sega's classic franchises)
Koch Media bought Saints Row developer Volition for $23 million. Ubisoft bid $5.4 million.
Ubisoft bought new studio THQ Montreal for $2.5 million. No other bids.
Darksiders developer Vigil did not find a buyer at this time.

Crysis developer Crytek purchased Homefront for $500,000. No other bids.
Koch Media purchased Metro property for $5.8 million. Ubisoft bid $5.175 million.
Ubisoft bought South Park rights for $3.2 million. No other bids.
Publisher Take 2 purchased new Evolve property for $11 million. Developer Turtle Rock Studios bid $250,000.

It is important to note that the Warhammer 40K license has not been picked up by anyone as of yet. Hopefully this lands with a quality studio.

Thanks for the happy memories THQ! You will be missed! What are some of your favorite moments from the Dawn of War and Space Marine games?

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