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Sega sues defunct THQ for $941k over Company of Heroes 2 pre-orders

Wednesday, 10th July 2013 08:45 GMT By Dave Cook

Sega is in the process of suing bankrupt publisher THQ to the tune of $941,710.93 over Company of Heroes 2 pre-orders on Steam.

Eurogamer reports that Sega has filed a case with the Delaware US Bankruptcy Court, and is now seeking $941,710.93 / £640,000 over Steam orders for Relic Entertainment’s strategy title. It’s worth pointing out that Sega now owns the studio and the Company of Heroes license.

The figure comes from 20,755 Company of Heroes 2 Steam pre-orders made between September 2012 to 24th January 2013 worth $1,345,301.29. After Valve’s 30% cut of takings, the sum is reduced to the case’s $941,710.93.

Sega is claiming $508,877.85 of the figure is owed to them as priority, as THQ is said to have received this money from Steam on 19th December 2012 – the day it filed for bankruptcy.

Together, Sega and a list of other creditors are seeking to receive a total of $200 million they claim to be owed after THQ’s collapse.

We’ll have more on this story as it develops.

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  1. Bam007

    Ha ha, this is funny. Beating the shit out of a dead horse. How’s that, THQ? You dug your own grave and now Sega want to dig you up and laugh in your face!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. JimFear-666

    and im sure thq is still full of cash /sarcasm

    #2 1 year ago
  3. ps3fanboy

    uncle dave cook is telling ghost stories at the camp fire for the kids again, and it ends on a cliff-hang… “We’ll have more on this story as it develops”, LOL!

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Hirmetrium

    It’s more hilarious as theres a few THQ staff now at SEGA – It looks like they are literally trying to kill themselves.

    Also, Preorders. SERIOZ BIZNEZ.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. MFBB

    Wow I didnt know Valve takes a whopping 30% of sales, thats a lot.

    Thought its way less.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. MidlifeAxe

    They have millions of dollars to give away so it’s cool.

    @5 It’s always been 30%

    #6 1 year ago
  7. DSB

    @5 Depends on what you compare it to. Brick and mortar retail sucks out at least 60%, some say as much as 80%-85%.

    #7 1 year ago