Sega has bought Relic along with the 40k licenses in an auction for 26 million dollars. Which is too bad, because that means my bid of $100 didnt win. (joking). Sega is a good company for games in my opinion, and I hope they create a game like Total War inside the 40k universe.

For those that do not know, THQ is no more.


Here is a link to the announcement with most of the relevant info below.
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/23/thq-assets-divided/


The THQ auction has resulted in the company's assets being distributed among several publishers.
Developer Volition and the Saints Row franchise, along with the Metro license, have been purchased by Dead Island publisher Deep Silver.
Relic Games (Warhammer 40K, Company of Heroes) has gone to Sega.
The South Park game and THQ Montreal have been purchased by Ubisoft.
Take-Two Interactive has purchased Evolve.

Vigil and other unnamed THQ properties not included in the sale will "remain part of the chapter 11 case," and THQ will look for buyers. According to a letter sent to employees, "If you are an employee of an entity that is not included in the sale, we regret that your position will end."



Update: DDinvesting reports THQ auction results:
$500k Homefront (Crytek)
$26M for Relic (Sega)
$2.5M for THQ Montreal (Ubisoft)
$3.2M for South Park (Ubisoft)
$11M for Evolve (Take-Two)
$22.3M for Volition (Koch Media)
$5.8M for Metro (Koch Media)

28 Comments:

  1. At least EA didnt get it.

    Oh and natfka the ipad codec's have been updated

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    1. If EA had picked up the 40k franchise, it would have ended the good run of 40k releases.

      Fantasy is already screwed by horrendous releases, I really hope 40k doesn't end up the same.

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    2. EA did Space Hulk on the PC and Plasystation 1 years............... ago.

      But yes thank god they didn't!

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  2. So truely gutted. Zenimax media (Bethesda) missed out on Relic by several hundred thousand, which in context of the total isnt much.

    Hopefully Sega just leave Relic to it and do start messing about with the staff, processes etc.

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    1. Well sega do make the total war games so and they do have the license to warhammer as well

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    2. A Bethesda 40K game?! Sign me up! Hopefully Sega will do a good job.

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  3. Oh and I wonder what this means for dark millenium

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    1. Who knows, I lost interest when they announced it WASN'T going to be an MMO anymore. We'll see now I guess...

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    2. Yeah but no further work was carried out on the game after that announcement, they never found a third party helper

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  4. I'm glad that UbiSoft didn't get the main license. They ruin nearly everything they touch. I am much happier with Sega having them.

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  5. Hmm, I don't know if I should be happy or not. I am glad that someone bougth the 40k franchise, yet I do not enjoy many of Segas games. I do hope that they can make a legit Space Marine 2 game, as the first one was nice but there is room for improvement

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  6. Coming to a console near your in 2014 ... Sonic the Noise Marine!

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  7. My reading of the news, and the letter put out by THQ's CEO doesn't seem to imply that the 40k license went with Relic to Sega. They specify other IPs by name, and that games listing with Relic seems to be a 'what they've done' note rather than a what went with them, CoH is a Relic owned IP where was, to my understanding, THQ owned 40k. I'm hoping that's the case and that we'll still get a Dawn of War 3 at some point but I'd prefer solid confirmation about what's happened with 40k.

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  8. Every News about this says that Sega bought Relic and Company of heroes.
    what happens with the 40k license is still unclear, because there is NO news that clearly states what happened to the 40k license.

    what also remains unclear is what happens and happened to VIGIL Games and Dark Millenium.
    Last news was that it will no longer be a mmo, but a single player game with online components. then again sources say it had been on hold entirely.

    VIGIL Games hasnt been bought yet. so the future of the DARKSIDERS franchise and Dark Millenium is uncertain too.

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    1. 40k is licenced exclusively to Relic currently, thus the 40k licence is, at least for now - in the hands of Sega (by way of a newly acquired subsidiary).

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    2. "There were no buyers for THQ's publishing business or developer Vigil Games, a Texas-based subsidiary.

      Staffers at both will lose their jobs this week, Chief Executive Brian Farrell and President Jason Rubin said in a letter to employees, which was posted on the gaming news website Polygon. A small number of people will remain at the Agoura Hills headquarters to wind down operations."

      http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-fi-ct-thq-auction-20130124,0,4551883.story

      This means Vigil is dead, and with it the 40k Single Player game.

      It IS possible it can be bought up later by another company but with so little interest any hypothetical interested company can take their sweet time until all the code is even cheaper after Vigil goes through more through death throes.

      This in itself is worthy of a blog post: -> NO MORE DARK MILLENIUM.

      http://kotaku.com/5970219/what-the-hell-is-going-on-with-warhammer-40000-dark-millenium

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    3. Also it should be noted that the 40k License is SEPARATE of Relic, and had to be purchased separately.

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  9. I would assume the 40k license goes with Relic, since Relic was the creator of the DoW games. From GW's perspective, that would be a good thing, because it means if the GW themed games go badly, they have "one throat to choke", Sega.

    I think it also spells good things for gamers, because you now have Relic and Creative Assembly (the assumed developer for the WHFB game & creator of the Total War series) under 1 roof, so we might, eventually, see some kind of Total War style 40K game, which I think could be pretty cool.

    Other potential outcome is GW said to THQ "You guys are going under, so we're yanking the license", but if they did that, we'd hear about it from one of the many gaming publications/websites.

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    1. I love 40k and am a 40k player above Fantasy, but I would much prefer to see Warhammer: Total War

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  10. mhmm relic brought the most money so far... seems about right. Im not that worried about sega messing with the DOW games. Unlike EA, they seem to let the developers take the time they need to put out a finish product.

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  11. Aaaah, relief! Sega are good, and if they bring Relic with them everything should be fine with Dawn of War. :D

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  12. Good, Sega seem to be a long-running and distinguished publisher.

    Unlucky EA, Relic are in better hands :P

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  13. Sega? Oh dear, those guys are behaving rather erratically as of late, what with the whole Shining Force debacle. Would have preferred just about anybody, quite possibly even EA, to be honest.

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  14. I'm positive that Sega will barely touch Dawn of War and just leave it to Relic.
    If Sega were to be involved I would have been happy with Dawn of War dying with THQ, because Games Workshop would just start their video game frontier from scratch with another company.

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  15. i'm kinda 50-50 with sega at the moment since from what i hear they are going ramparts shutting down lot of Sega videos (dunno if just involving Shining Force) as mentioned, so some people aren't exactly loving them for that.

    With everyone talking 40k or wh fantasy total war.. Creative assembly who make total war games have licence for warhammer fantasy recently but doens't mean auto that SEGA got 'em that they'll make 40k: total war (specially if creative assembly are working on the WHf total war and rome 2 total war.. then it would be relic doing that but are you guys sure 40k licence went with them, THQ owned that and was worried with not seeing anything saying about that wether it went with Relic or if it went with the ship

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  16. A 40K using Saga's BLiTZ system (Valkyria Chronicle Series)?!! I'm ready!

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