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    News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

    SEGA, Ubisoft, Take-Two, Koch Media and Crytek pick the bones clean.
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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

    I'm still hoping that someone picks up Vigil if only to continue the Darksiders series, Darksiders 2 has to have been my favourite game of last year (with Borderlands 2 a close 2nd).
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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

    The only thing that matters is who bought the IP for Freesapce, hopefully this Kosh media who bought Volition!

    Edit...also seems like Sega picked up an absolute bargain, 2 major gaming franchises for £27 million...bargain.

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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

    Well it's sad news and at the same time good news. As far as I know all the franchises will be continued, specially my awaited Metro: Last Light.

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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

    Hmm, wonder why Crytek were interested in Homefront? It got well and truly panned by the critics, although I thought it was actually pretty reasonable (if a little nauseatingly jingoistic).

    Fingers crossed that Koch don't decide to drop Saint's Row and instead let #4 come out as insane as some of the rumours last year were suggesting.

    Also interesting to see that the WWE license remains unbought since I would have expected EA to have tried to grab that one. Not that I'm even remotely interested in any WWE-related title.
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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

    Company of heroes gone to sega, i hope the sequal still comes

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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

    I am not happy about this... Especially Koch and SEGA's acquisitions... I have a feeling the quality of any sequels from these publishers will fall.

    Crytek and homefront atleast makes some sense, as does take-two and evolve since it is apparently a shooter.

    I pray nothing bad happens to darksiders :S

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    I dont have great faith in SEGA....hopefully COH2 isnt destroyed as THQ said its development was secured .
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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

    At least have been bought. Hopefully metro last light and COH2 will be as good as thq would have made them


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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

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    I am not happy about this... Especially Koch and SEGA's acquisitions... I have a feeling the quality of any sequels from these publishers will fall.

    Crytek and homefront atleast makes some sense, as does take-two and evolve since it is apparently a shooter.
    It's the same development teams isn't it? At least the article seems to suggest that. In which case I can't see SR4 being any worse than it would have been under THQ unless KM either try and rush it out of the door or cut the development budget. Both would be a little daft considering the money they've spent on Volition.

    On the other hand Crytek/Homefront could end up delivering a better product - although it'll be interesting if the resource requirements for the delivered version of Homefront 2 (if it comes out) end up being more than there would have been under THQ's stewardship.

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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Hmm, wonder why Crytek were interested in Homefront? It got well and truly panned by the critics, although I thought it was actually pretty reasonable (if a little nauseatingly jingoistic).
    Crytek have been working on Homefront 2 for a while now:

    http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/09/20/cr...p-homefront-2/
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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

    The 2 IP's i'm most interested in are Freespace (as mentioned above) and Homeworld. So hopefully Koch and Sega resurrect them.

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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

    Rumours are abound that Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Vanquish & Anarchy Reins fame) are interested in the Darksiders I.P so there is hope yet for Vigil.

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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

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    Quote Originally Posted by hesham1516 View Post
    I am not happy about this... Especially Koch and SEGA's acquisitions... I have a feeling the quality of any sequels from these publishers will fall.

    Crytek and homefront atleast makes some sense, as does take-two and evolve since it is apparently a shooter.
    It's the same development teams isn't it? At least the article seems to suggest that. In which case I can't see SR4 being any worse than it would have been under THQ unless KM either try and rush it out of the door or cut the development budget. Both would be a little daft considering the money they've spent on Volition.

    On the other hand Crytek/Homefront could end up delivering a better product - although it'll be interesting if the resource requirements for the delivered version of Homefront 2 (if it comes out) end up being more than there would have been under THQ's stewardship.
    As above - THQ was the publisher of these not the developers so unless the new buyers do a re-organisation the games that get made should be of the same quality,

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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

    That picture of Metro Last Light reminds me very much of the Stalker Games (which I loved and still go back to today)

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    Re: News - THQ’s studios and IPs sold off at auction

    Good to see that the games are still going to go on, THQ had some of my favorite games. Sad to see them go.

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