THQ has been torn to shreds and distributed all over the gaming sphere as its biggest assets were snapped up at action.
Ubisoft picked up a license plus two IPs and a studio, while Sega, Zenimax and Deep Sliver were all major players. Meanwhile, Crytek threw in some loose change for Homefront.
Here are the new owners of THQ's franchises.
Saints Row and Volition (studio)
Bought by Koch Media (Deep Silver) for US $22.3 million. Ubisoft were second, offering just $5.4 million.
South Park license
Bought by Ubisoft for US $3.3 million.
Company of Heroes and Relic (studio)
Bought by SEGA for US $26.6 million. Zenimax Media (Bethesda) was a close runner-up at $26.3 million.
Bought by Koch Media (Deep Silver) for US $5,877,551. Ubisoft was trailing them again, this time short by about $700,000.
THQ Montreal (studio), including 1666 and Underdog IPs
Bought by Ubisoft for US $2.5 million.
Evolve (new IP)
Bought by Take-Two Interactive (parent of 2K and Rockstar) for US $10.9 million
Bought by Crytek for US $544,218.
Unsold and in limbo
- Red Faction
- Vigil Games (studio)
- MX vs ATV
- Destroy All Humans
- Titan Quest
- WWE (license, not IP, making it complicated) - IGN reports that Take-Two (2K) is likely to acquire the licence.
- Warhammer 40K (license, not IP, making it complicated)
By Ben Salter