Category Archives: THQ
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 12:38 GMT
MX vs ATV developer THQ Digital Phoenix – formally Rainbow Studios – has expressed mild interest in buying the license from the defunct publisher when it returns to auction April 15th.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 23:29 GMT
THQ is to auction off its remaining unsold properties.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 02:37 GMT
Pending approval from a federal court, Take-Two has assumed publishing duties for THQ’s Yuke’s-developed WWE titles.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 02:16 GMT
Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 19:30 GMT
THQ filed its FORM 8-K with the SEC, announcing the departure of its officers and executives – which is the last notice we’ll probably very get in the mail from THQ. Filed on January 30, the form reads: “THQ Inc. terminated the employment of Brian J. Farrell as chief executive officer of the Company, Jason Rubin as president of the Company, and Jason Kay as chief strategy officer of the Company, each without cause and effective January 30, 2013.” The filing is standard procedure for the dissolution of a company. If you want to see it for yourself, you can view it in PDF form – among others – through the investor relations website.
Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 19:49 GMT
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has shed new light on the deal it struck with Darksiders developer Vigil developer games, and has expressed surprise that nobody bid on the studio during last months THQ auction. Although the team is free to pursue any project they wish – as the newly re-branded Crytek USA – Darksiders 3 will not be its first project.
Mon, Feb 04, 2013 | 08:19 GMT
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 | 16:44 GMT
Former THQ president Jason Rubin has said the firm has “every chance to survive had it not made massive mistakes.”
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 | 16:27 GMT
Volition had six potential buyers at the ready before being nabbed by Koch Media, according to the developer’s general manager, Dan Cermak.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 18:02 GMT
Former Midway Games VP of business development and licensing, Lee Jacobson, has said companies should be quicker when it comes to greenlighting or killing projects in order avoid sharing Midway and THQ’s fate.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 16:50 GMT
Crytek has established a new development studio in Austin, Texas, with some former Vigil Games employees finding a new home with the German-owned firm.
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 | 16:30 GMT
THQ has almost been sold off entirely, with its back-catalogue expected to shift in coming weeks. In a new interview, former THQ boss Jason Rubin has explained why, had it been a few years later, the publisher would have had a greater chance of survival, thanks to the increased profitability of digital business models.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 | 20:27 GMT
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 | 18:36 GMT
THQ has told its remaining employees they will have until the end of the day to clear out their desks, as access to the building “will be shut off.”
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 | 10:41 GMT
Ubisoft won big at the THQ auction this week, snapping up South Park: The Stick of Truth and THQ Montreal. The publisher has now issued a full statement on the matter, that confirms THQ Montreal’s development of an unannounced new IP, which could be Patrice Désilets new title ’1666′, or a game known as ‘Underdog.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 | 02:18 GMT
Sega has issued a statement regarding its deep and abiding respect for the newly acquired Relic Entertainment, and seems comfortable keeping the team focused on its strengths.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 | 19:43 GMT
THQ president Jason Rubin has said the firm’s remaining assets, which include its back catalog of titles, are to be sold off “in the coming weeks” as part of the Chapter 11 process. Meanwhile, the firm’s former president, Danny Bilson has commented on the sale of THQ’s IP and studios.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 | 11:06 GMT
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 | 14:59 GMT
THQ’s properties were sold off at auction last night. The 22-hour process saw the remains of the company carved up and sold off to buyers. Sega bought Relic, Ubisoft bought South Park and more. Check out Steph’s in-depth report on the matter here. This morning former THQ president Jason Rubin and boss Brian Farrell have shared further thoughts on the situation.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 | 09:03 GMT
THQ properties were sold today at auction. SEGA picked up Relic; Koch purchased Volition and the Metro franchise; Crytek bought Homefront; Take-Two bought Evolve; and Ubisoft bought THQ Montreal and The South Park game.