THQ back catalogue to be sold in coming weeks

While many of bankrupt publisher THQ’s biggest assets were acquired following an auction process earlier this week, a number of established intellectual properties remain on the table.

These include franchises such as Darksiders, Red Faction and MX vs. ATV, which have yet to find a buyer.

Asked about the future of these series, former THQ president Rubin Rubin told Game Informer: "There will be a separate process to sell off the back catalogue and IP. That process will take place in the coming weeks."

On his own immediate future, Rubin added: “My focus right now is helping the THQ employees who are out of work find jobs. I am lucky enough that this process doesn’t negatively impact my family. That is not true for hundreds of people.”

Earlier this week Sega acquired Company of Heroes developer Relic Entertainment for $26 million, while Volition, Saints Row and the Metro property were picked up by Koch Media for a combined total of $28.1 million.

Ubisoft purchased THQ Montreal for $2.5 million and South Park: The Stick of Truth for $3.2 million, Take 2 acquired the rights to Turtle Rock Studios' co-op action project Evolve for $11 million, and Crytek bought Homefront for $500,000.


  • xx_CaPTiiN_SpAiiN_zz - January 27, 2013 2:57 a.m.

    I hope Relic still carry on with their shit
  • brickman409 - January 25, 2013 3:52 p.m.

    If nobody's going to buy the rights to red faction, then I'll buy it. I got 20 bucks on me, that sound like a good deal to you THQ?
  • zelta38 - January 25, 2013 12:12 p.m.

    This THQ collapse is turning quite messy, I just hope that at the end of the day these franchises find a worthy home. What happened to Double Fine reacquiring Stacking and Costume quest from THQ? Darksiders finding no buyers is very sad too.
  • KA87 - January 25, 2013 5:55 a.m.

    Someone paid $500,000 for Homefront, but no one wants to buy Darksiders? Go figure.
  • Demon_Krauser - January 25, 2013 1:58 a.m.

    I thought they put red faction to rest with the last one, unless. .......
  • doominatorx6 - January 25, 2013 11:56 a.m.

    Red Faction deserves another chance, methinks. Armageddon was just a linear, simplified Guerrilla. Underwhelming, yes, but not deserving the title of "franchise killer."
  • Sjoeki - January 25, 2013 1:42 a.m.

    Will the southpark game still be released in march? Looking forward to that one.
  • Sinnott - January 25, 2013 1:58 a.m.

    Nope, it's being delayed until 2014, as it says in the fourth paragraph here

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