Wed, Jul 10, 2013 | 08:46 BST
Sega sues defunct THQ for $941k over Company of Heroes 2 pre-orders
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.