Here’s Who’s Bidding Upon THQ’s Studios And Properties

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This week, an auction was held to sell off THQ’s I.P. to various bidders, and we now know how it panned out, according to a report at Kotaku, who have managed to get ahold of a letter that THQ sent out to their employees.


THQ’s assets and I.P. have been bid upon by the following companies:

  • Sega agreed to purchase Relic [Entertainment]
  • Koch Media agreed to purchase Volition [Inc.] and Metro
  • Crytek agreed to purchase Homefront
  • Take 2 agreed purchase Evolve and
  • Ubisoft agreed to purchase [THQ] Montreal and South Park


Other assets, such as Darksiders developer, Vigil Games, along with other I.P. and assets relating to THQ’s publishing business, were not included in the sale agreements. “We will make every effort to find appropriate buyers, if possible,” the company-wide letter says, with regard to these assets.


The full letter, signed by THQ CEO Brian Farrel and THQ president Jason Rubin, can be found at the Kotaku link above.


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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.