THQ Now Selling Off Darksiders, Homeworld, Red Faction

After the big auction for its top-shelf intellectual property and game studios last month, the bones of former publishing giant THQ have announced that the company's remaining franchises are now to be sold as part of a "court-approved sales process".

The series up for grabs include Darksiders, Homeworld, Red Faction and Destroy All Humans!

Final bids for the properties are due on April 15. THQ says it has already received over "100 expressions of interest" regarding "various titles" still left in its vaults.


    With Vigil being closed down, this does not fill me with much confidence over any Darksiders sequel. If EA or Activision get their hands on it, they'll pimp it out to one of their low end studios to produce a turd.

    opening bid... $5!

    Just someone respectable buy Homeworld please :(

      ...and actually make us a new, awesome game. Please.

        that would be sega then as they brought relic

          The lead on both Homeworld games is now the General Manager of Xbox live for Microsoft.

          I'd kind of like them to pick it up...

            Sorry, Homeworld would die a slow death on a console :(

              I didn't say console... Microsoft still publish PC games (incredible though it sounds).

                Games published by Microsoft in 2012:
                Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Bloodforge, Deadlight, Diabolical Pitch, Dragon's Lair, Dungeon Fighter Live, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Fable Heroes, Fez, Fire Pro Wrestling, Happy Action Theater, Happy Wars, Haunt, Homerun Stars, Joe Danger: The Movie, Joy Ride Turbo,Kinect Party, Mark of the Ninja, Minecraft, Red Bull Crashed Ice, Sine Mora, South Park: Tenorman's Revenge, Spelunky, The Splatters, Trials Evolution and Wreckateer.
                There is a good chance they will kill it...

                  It's dead already... but I have faith in Alex Garden.

      Lets start a kickstarter and buy the rights ourselves!

      I also hope someone respectable buys Darksiders. It had so many chances, yet always JUST missed :(

    I know the last Red Faction kinda sucked, so there might not be a lot of interest in he franchise, but I really hope someone picks it up & does a reboot.
    Another open-world game would be great, with lots of destructctable stuff. And the manget gun! has potential

        I would be happy with a next-gen version of Guerrilla. open world, but with destructable towns & cities in place of the little outposts...
        I really didnt like the linearity that Armagedon had.

    darksiders was awesome! come on, someone buy it please

    does this mean Violition was shut down? what happned to saints row?

      Everything that isn't listed here already got sold off in the first round. This round are all the IPs that weren't for sale in the first round such as Homeworld, or no one wanted to buy in the first round which was only Darksiders to my knowledge.

      Violition and Saints Row was bought by Kosh Media, the company that owns Deep Silver, which published the dead island game.

    Whatever happened to de Blob?

      Oh yeah I had forgotten about de Blob. Wonderful game, guess it's the last we'll ever hear of it D:

    I'll give you Ten bucks for Red Faction.

    Australian bucks, so that's like 11 american.

    Loved Destroy All Humans 1 & 2. Hope it finds a good home.

      Me too. It is a shame they botched the subsequent games. If EA hadn't shut down Pandemic, I'd be wishing for them to pick up the franchise.

      I wonder where the original developers are now?

    I would like more Red Faction Guerilla. Destroying huge buildings with some remote mines and a hammer is the most fun thing.

      not as fun as suckering a mate onto the singularity you just planted :D

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