List of THQ assets auctioned to publishers

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The carcass of bankrupt THQ has been fed to the wolves. This includes the company’s development studios, licenses and intellectual property.

Below is the list of auction bids won, as reported by Joystiq.

Relic (studio) and Company of Heroes (IP)
Winning bid: $26.6 million – Sega Corporation
Backup bidder: $26.3 million – Zenimax Media

THQ Montreal (studio), with 1666 (IP) and Underdog (IP)
Winning bid: $2.5 million – Ubisoft
Backup bidder: N/A

Evolve (IP) aka Metamorphosis
Winning bid: $10.894 million – Take-Two Interactive
Backup bidder: $250,000 Turtle Rock Studios, Inc.

Volition (studio) and Saints Row (IP)
Winning bid: $22.3 million – Koch Media GmbH (Deep Silver)
Backup bidder: $5.4 million – Ubisoft

Homefront (IP)
Winning bid: $544,218 – Crytek GmbH
Backup bidder: N/A

Metro (license), which includes 2033 and 2034
Winning bid: $5,877,551 – Koch Media GmbH (Deep Silver)
Backup bidder: $5.175 million – Ubisoft

South Park: The Stick of Truth (license)
Winning bid: $3,265,306 – Ubisoft
Backup bidder: N/A

THQ properties not included in the sale, such as Vigil Games and the Darksiders IP, will “remain part of the chapter 11 case,” and THQ will continue to look for a buyer, reported Kotaku citing a letter sent to THQ employees.

Do you think these purchases bode well for the respective gaming franchises? Let us know in the comments below and in the MyGaming forum.

Source: Joystiq, Kotaku

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