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Goodbye to THQ: Properties Sold Off to Various Companies


THQ is no more. It shouldn't come to anyone's surprise, the company hit the high ends of bankruptcy last month, but with today's auction over now, the company is completely finished. Pretty much every property was picked up, except for Vigil studios (the makers of Darksiders), so it looks as if that franchise will be dead now.  While I wasn't a big fan of that franchise, it still is never cool to see a studio close down. Here is how everything else was divded up today, including money spent:

- The biggest sale of the day goes to Sega, who purchased Relic for $26 million. Relic is behind the Company of Heroes franchise.

- The second biggest sale of the day goes to Koch Media, who purchased Volition Studios (Saints Row) for $22.3 million. This makes me happy but cautious, as well I am glad to see that we will be getting Saints Row 4 at some point, Koch Media is also responsible for Deep Silver studio, the makers of Dead Island. Still, a surprise move, it isn't the publisher I thought would gobble up the Saints Row franchise, but it should be a nice fit. They also now own the Metro franchise, however there is no word on if that game is seeing a delay.

- THQ Montreal went for a whopping $2.5 million to Ubisoft. More surprising, Ubisoft paid even more for South Park, $3.2 million to be exact. It's good though, because South Park: The Stick of Truth will be coming out, and out of all of THQ's properties nearing release, this seemed like the most promising. No word on how much of a delay this will cause for the game.

- Crytek has purchased the rights to the Homefront franchise for $500k. 


The two things left undecided were Vigil Games and the WWE franchise. While it seems that Vigil is just flat out down, I wouldn't quite put money on seeing the end of the WWE franchise, which is likely going to be bought by Take-Two Interactive, parent company of 2K Games. 

But what do you think of all the sales and the end of THQ? Sound off in our comments below.


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