Nexuiz future uncertain after THQ dissolution

Wednesday, 13th February 2013 02:16 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The exclusive publishing rights to arena shooter Nexuiz are among a number of unsold assets stuck in Limbo since THQ’s bankruptcy and piecemeal sale, and licensee Ilfonic is still waiting to find out what happens next.

“We are still trying to figure out what this means and awaiting details from our contacts handling the transitions at THQ,” Ilfonic’s Chuck Brungardt told Polygon.

“A small transition team at THQ is still working on the next steps with their remaining IPs. It’s probably going to take another month until we can figure out how everything will move forward.”

Originally a free-to-play affair, Nexuiz spawned an open-source spin-off, Xonotic, with the title itself licensed to Ilfonic, which produced a 2012 commercial release.

The developer has said in the past it plans to make further releases under the title.



  1. Bam007

    Future uncertain? The day of release nothing was certain for this horrible game. I bought it on Xbox LIVE and within its first few hours, all of my online stats were wiped from the servers.

    Week after week, I tried playing the game and was getting booted offline at random times. Online scores weren’t sticking and again, stats were being wiped the moment a match would actually work and finish.

    Last time I played it was…. 3 weeks ago (had to join a boosting session because the online community is pretty much non-existent) and after 3 hours of killing and collecting items, guess what? Stats disappeared.

    I would love to get a refund for this and I’m sure thousands of others who bought it would want one too. When contacting THQ about many of the issues, not one was responded to. Goes to show how much support they had for the game from the day of its release.

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