Darksiders, Red Faction, Other THQ IPs SoldBy: Sean Patterson - April 23, 2013
Yesterday, Gearbox, the developer of the Borderlands series (and Aliens: Colonial Marines), announced that it had acquired the Homeworld franchise and intends to port the first two games in the 3D real-time strategy series to “today’s leading digital platforms.”
Today it has been revealed that what’s left of THQ has sold off a few more of its IPs that didn’t sell in the initial feeding frenzy that took place in January.
The largest sale this week went to Nordic Games, which purchased Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs ATV, Destroy All Humans!, Summoner, and other IPs for $4.9 million.
“First and foremost we are very happy about this deal which also turns over a new leaf for the entire Nordic Games Group,” said Lars Wingefors, CEO of Nordic Games Group. “In the long term, we either want to cooperate with the original creators or best possible developers in order to work on sequels or additional content for these titles. A very important point for us is not to dash into several self-financed multi-million dollar projects right away, but rather to continue our in-depth analysis of all titles and carefully selecting different financing models for developing new instalments of acquired IPs.”
505 Games has also purchased the Drawn to Life games from THQ for $300,000. It was also revealed that Gearbox’s purchase of the Homeworld series set the developer back $1.35 million.