Brutal Legend Developer May Wish To Acquire THQ Properties
With THQ looking to sell off their assets, a number of major players in the video game industry have already offered some bids.
Among the companies interested in one or multiple THQ properties are Electronic Arts, Warner Bros., and Ubisoft. Now, it seems that according to a Tweet from Distressed Debt Investing, Psychonauts and Brutal Legend developer Double Fine has also tossed its hat into the ring. Intriguing, no?
A Double Fine representative told GameSpot that they currently own the full IP rights to Costume Quest and Stacking, but THQ "retains certain limited distribution rights that have not expired yet, and we are exploring our options with respect to those." This past week, a US bankruptcy court judge ruled that THQ must allow for individual bids for its studios and franchises, contrary to what the embattled publisher wanted: An all-for-one sale, which had initially been a $60 million deal with Clearlake Capital Group. That, however, didn't happen.
As we've said before, we just hope things turn out all right for THQ and all its properties. Having Double Fine involved is an interesting twist, though, don't you think?
1/13/2013 9:27:11 PM John Shepard