Well, put a fork in THQ as they have indeed fallen by the wayside, officially. It was bound to happen sooner or later, much like the real estate bubble bursting a few years ago and the economy bottoming out. We see yet another bloated corporation fall upon the sword that they forgot they set up and with no way to recover. There has been a lot of rumors floating around about the WWE license over the past few weeks, with it being one of THQ’s strongest licenses and them claiming that they were still working on WWE ‘14 (hint: they weren’t being that honest). At the end of the day during their fire sale it looked like the WWE license was still up for grabs, but the truth is that it was probably a done deal days ago.
According to IGN, Take-Two Interactive has seemingly scooped up the WWE license and will be working on the WWE games moving forward. As stated in the article, the details are yet to become public and are probably not final as this took place outside of THQ’s sale. I’ve delved into this with some of my sources and there has been talk of this deal going down as early as Monday of this week. The reason for it not being a part of the big THQ sale was due to the level of control that Vince McMahon has over the WWE license and having the power to select who it goes to next, that power being withheld from THQ.