THQ is officially finished and here is how everything fell apart
With the auction house closing on THQ, we have the winning bids and the results are surprising. Kotaku has some details, mostly from Distressed Debt Investing, so here is where everyone has landed...
Relic Entertainment -Makers of Company of Heroes
- Winning bidder: Sega, $26.6 million.
- Backup: Zenimax Media, $26.3 million.
THQ Montreal - Makers of 1666, Underdog, and South Park: Stick of Truth.
- Winning bidder: Ubisoft, $2.5 million. No runner-up.
Evolve - (title in development at Turtle Rock Studios)
- Winning bidder: Take-Two Interactive, $10.894 million.
- Backup: Turtle Rock Studios, $250,000.
Volition, Inc. - Maker of Saints Row
- Winning bidder: Koch Media, $22,312,925.
- Backup: Ubisoft, $5.4 million.
Homefront License - Released 2011; due for a sequel.
- Winning bidder: Crytek. $544,218.
Metro Series; due for the sequel Metro: Last Light.
- Winning Bidder: Koch Media, $5,877,551
- Backup: Ubisoft: $5.175 million.
South Park License; South Park: The Stick of Truth is due for release March 5.
- Winning bidder: Ubisoft, $3,265,306
Still no news on Vigil, Darksiders, or the WWE license. If only Nintendo would buy Vigil and get them working on a Zelda game with Retro Studios... Anyway, I'm going to go cry in a corner since I'm the only one in the world who appreciates the Darksiders franchise. Here is THQ CEO Brian Farrell's letter to the employees left over in the sale.