It looks like we may finally have answers to all the questions surrounding the THQ financial situation. Apparently instead of being sold, THQ may have been dissolved and unfortunately many people have possibly lost their jobs because of this. In addition, we have unconfirmed reports of who bought the former THQ developers and the intellectual properties that go with them.
Now none of this is official as the results of the sale must go through and be approved by the bankruptcy court. But here is what it looks like is going to happen, Sega has agreed to purchase Relic the developer of Company of Heroes and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War. Koch Media the owner of Dead Island publisher Deep Silver has purchased Volition (makers of Saints Row) and Metro. I am not sure if the Saints Row IP was included with the sale of Volition as there has been no confirmation either way.
Crytek who is working on Homefront 2 has supposedly bought the rights to the Homefront franchise. Ubisoft has purchased the rights to South Park: The Stick of Truth and THQ Montreal. And finally the surprise of the auction is Take-Two has stepped up and bought the rights to Turtle Rock Studios’ project that is code named Evolve.
Now Vigil the makers of the Darksiders were thought to have been bought in the sale, but that is not true according to THQ President Jason Rubin who in a letter to THQ employees stated that Vigil will remain part of the bankruptcy filing. So what that means for the Darksiders franchise at this time is unknown.
The news is still coming and nothing right now is official until the courts decide it is, so all of this can change. But these are definitely some surprising results if true. We will keep you updated as the news comes in.