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THQ Sale Results?

Kotaku has what they say is the letter sent to all the (now former) staff of THQ by CEO Brian Farrell and president Jason Rubin. This outlines how some of the company's assets have been divided, noting that some properties remain unsold, including their publishing operation, Vigil, and some other IPs. Here are the details provided in the letter, which remain unconfirmed at the moment:

  • Yesterday morning, we received a competing bid for the operating business, along with Clearlake's offer, and numerous offers for separate assets.
  • During an auction process that lasted over 22 hours, the final conclusion was that the separate-asset bids would net more than a single buyer for the majority of the company.
  • Shortly, we will, present the results to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, which must concur with our assessment.
  • The proposed sales of multiple assets is as follows :
    • Sega agreed to purchase Relic
    • Koch Media agreed to purchase Volition and Metro
    • Crytek agreed to purchase Homefront
    • Take 2 agreed purchase Evolve and
    • Ubisoft agreed to purchase Montreal and South Park

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50. Re: THQ Sale Results? Jan 24, 2013, 13:27 Creston
 
yuastnav wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 17:34:
Why all the hate for Deep Silver?
They publish the X games and those are great so it's not all automatically doom and gloom.

You may recall that X3 was published in Europe:

A) in a hideously unfinished state, to the extent that it was largely unplayable for most users until Egosoft rushed out a massive patch to fix all the issues. Egosoft later admitted that Deep Silver wanted them to release early to catch some holiday sales, even though Egosoft itself had said the game needed a few more months of polish.

B) with Starforce DRM, which led to a massive boycott campaign on Ego's own forum, and which undoubtedly hurt their sales of X3 (which were a bit disappointing.) Who was responsible for this decision? Oh, that's right, Deep Silver.

They deserve all the hate. They are a terrible piece of shit publisher who even today still insists on putting TAGES (which is sort of Starforce-Lite) on every game, including those already protected by Steam.

tl;dr: Fuck Deep Silver. It's a bad place for Volition to wind up. I half expect to see SR4 in stores in 3 months, and not even be worthy of being called an alpha prototype.

Creston

 
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