THQ to auction off IP "title by title" on January 22 - Gematsu
THQ to auction off IP “title by title” on January 22
posted on 01.07.13 at 04:31 PM EST by (@salromano)
Creditor's block Clearlake Capital group sale.

Last month, THQ announced it sold its assets to private investment firm Clearlake Capital. Creditors, however, have successfully blocked the company’s sale, who argued that the process prevented other interested parties from participating in the bidding process. 

Now, Distressed Debt Investing (via MCV) reports that THQ will auction off its assets “title by title” on Monday, January 22. Electronic Arts is said to be a “potential buyer” of “certain titles.”

THQ properties include Saint’s Row, Company of Heroes, Homefront, Darksiders, WWE, Metro, and more.

Previously, Warner Bros. and Ubisoft were also mentioned as interested buyers.

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  • bleach630

    i never bought a game from THQ in my life.

    • Shame. They made some good games. ;D

      • syaznifaiq

        IIRC THQ is just a game publisher, they never develop and produce their own game ( Yeah, they internally created games include the Saints Row series, Frontlines: Fuel of War, the Red Faction series,Darksider series etc but these games are made from the company they bought e.g Vigil Games and Relic Entertainment ) and i think that’s the very reason they gone bankruptcy … Correct me if i’m wrong

        • Rezar

          To list one reason why THQ is in they shape they are in, uDraw.

          • syaznifaiq

            I just know about uDraw GameTablet and this is the first time i heard that name and i’m a harcore gamer ….wow,this just show how bad THQ situation

          • woz anyone surprised da gimicky drawin’ tablet did poorly? anyone?

    • same with me and the WWE games bore me to death anyway.

  • xMCXx

    No, not EA!

    • Rezar

      I have to agree with you if EA winds up with the WWE license. I hear EA does a lot of bad things when it comes to sports games.

      • xMCXx

        They do a lot of bad things. Period.

  • MosquitoLemon

    Don’t care who wrestles the WWE license out of their hands, so long as synSophia develops the game and not Yuke’s, hahaha. It’d be awesome if Bushiroad could get that license too, they have the money.

  • Raiyu

    Please don’t let EA get their hands on Saints Row….PLEASE

  • Skerj

    In a perfect world, there’d be a 40k game developed by Platinum or CDProjekt making an RPG. I do want Darksiders to continue on at Ubisoft though or Squenix.

  • I sincerely hope that EA doesn’t get Darksiders or Saints Row.

  • ShinAsura

    Funny how this wasn’t supposed to happen. After they pay off Wells Fargo they’re going to vanish

  • PrinceHeir

    bye bye THQ :

  • i would be ok with Warner Bros or Ubisoft Buying Saints Row or/and Darksiders.

    But please…….please not EA.

  • Please… For Pete’s sake, EA cannot get their hands on Saints Row…

  • Sega’s next aren’t they?

    • If so, I hope someone picks up the Streets of Rage IP and does something awesome with it. The same goes for a lot of other old forgotten SEGA franchises. Who knows, maybe we’ll even see some great Sonic titles with a different development studio at the helm. Still, I think SEGA have a bit of life in them yet.

    • i seriously hope Atlus buyz Shining Force an’ Valkryia Chronicles den. That or Level 5

    • KurisuMakise

      Leave SEGA alone =(

  • Himiko

    Warhammer… goodbye!

  • MagoIichi

    Stay away EA, just stay away.

  • Electronic Arts is said to be a “potential buyer” of “certain titles.”

    …Oh god here we go…

  • Kobracon

    Oh GOD! For the love of GOD, don’t let EA near Darksiders or Dawn of War! LEAVE THEM ALONE! Let actual GOOD publishers pick them up!

  • Wonderful! I’ll take 8!