Bids For Parts Of THQ Must Be In By January 22

Bids For Parts Of THQ Must Be In By January 22

THQ, the troubled publisher of Saints Row, WWE games, Company of Heroes, Metro: Last Light, the new South Park role-playing game, Red Faction and more, may still be sold in its entirety to an investment group called Clearlake as part of a bankruptcy sale, according to a court ruling.

But other interested parties may also bid on pieces of the company, which is why word has been making the rounds that Warner Bros and possibly EA as well as other parties of interest might want to pick off some of THQ’s franchises.

All bids for THQ’s stuff must be in by 9am ET on January 22, THQ reported this morning in an update regarding the bankruptcy court proceedings. There will be a hearing on the sale the day after. The sale(s) close on January 24.

The results could be similar to what happened with the shuttering Midway. Warner Bros snatched Mortal Kombat. EA wound up with NBA Jam at some point.

So start the parlour game… which companies or people would you like to see take control of the various THQ series/studios?

  • Company of Heroes
  • Homeworld (assuming THQ still owns it)
  • Metro
  • Saints Row
  • Darksiders
  • Rd Faction
  • Relic
  • Vigil
  • THQ Montreal (Patrice Desilet’s studio)
  • Volition


  • Did THQ get the Descent licence when they acquired Outrage & Volition? ‘Cause I’d love a new Descent. I hope that’s out there somewhere.

    They don’t really have any active licences that I care much about seeing continue. And while there are plenty of amazing individual people working at THQ, there aren’t too many studios that I care about seeing stay together. It’s sad to see them go, but there’s not much left to mourn.

  • They had a similar conversation going on over at IGN doing a “what if” Sony brought a few THQ IPs like giving darksiders to sucker punch studios and Metro last light to naughty dog etc

    • The funny thing is Sony are not currently in the position to buy anything. Currently in debt by a few billion or trillion. And a company who’s credit rating currently at junk status would struggle to borrow money…

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