THQ is No More


Yes­ter­day THQ’s assets were sold at auc­tion after fil­ing chap­ter 11 bank­ruptcy back in Decem­ber. It really is sad to see this once great pub­lisher, and pub­lisher of some of my favorite titles, be forced to sell off their assets at auc­tion. With this comes the loss of jobs, but also new starts for some, we here wish every­one involved the best of luck. THQ had some high qual­ity cre­ativ­ity aboard, it’s a shame to see that go to waste. Kotaku has the infor­ma­tion and the break down of what stu­dios and fran­chises went where. One other piece of sad news to come from all of this, is as of this post­ing, no one has bid on Vigil Stu­dios and the Dark­sider Fran­chise; this make me one sad panda. Here is the list of what assets are going where.

- Relic Enter­tain­ment : Sega

- THQ Mon­treal : Ubisoft

- Evolve (A title being devel­oped by Tur­tle Rock Stu­dios) : Take-Two Interactive

- Voli­tion inc.: Koch Media (they own Deep Silver)

- Home­front : Crytek

- Metro : Koch Media

- South Park : Ubisoft

That leave the WWE fran­chise and Vigil Stu­dios (Dark­sider series) unac­counted for. I really hope these two get picked up by some­one that will give them a good home. Dark­siders, despite being a mesh of game­play tropes, is one of my favorite series this gen. The take on angels, demons, nephilim, heaven, hell, and the worlds in between just makes for awe­some fic­tion; not to men­tion I really like the char­ac­ter designs. Though I haven’t played a WWE, WWF, or WCW game in since the Game­Cube era, they have always been expo­nen­tially more enjoy­able than watch­ing the show. Again, to every­one that this is the end for or get­ting a fresh start else­where we here wish you the best of luck in our ever chang­ing industry.

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