Following THQ’s sale of the Homefront property to Crytek, the exact release window for Homefront 2 might be up in the air.
With a separate process slated to happen in the coming weeks that would see THQ’s back catalog landing in the hands of bidders, indie studio teamPixel took to Indiegogo to crowdsource the funds to bid on one of the forlorn properties: Homeworld . The team’s goal is to bring Homeworld to GoG and Steam, launch a mobile version of the spacefaring RTS called Homeworld Touch and develop Homeworld 3 .
Employees of Relic Games celebrate their acquisition by Sega in style.
With the recent bankruptcy of THQ , the studios and franchises they owned are being auctioned off. While Sega just bought Relic Entertainment, it’s possible that the rights to Homeworld might still belong to THQ. Relic was the studio that had the rights to the strategy series , but it hasn’t been specifically mentioned as one of the games or franchises that Sega acquired. While it’s unclear who exactly has the rights at this moment, we do know that an indie mobile developer named TeamPixel wants to get a hold of it.
Despite many of its major brands and studios being snatched up during this week’s auction, several of THQ’s intellectual properties remain unclaimed, their respective studios dissolving as a result. Among those unclaimed properties is the Darksiders franchise, which failed to garner any bids during the auction proceedings.
Koch Media/Deep Silver has officially announced that it has secured the intellectual property rights for two THQ franchises: Saints Row and Metro.
THQ has cleared its plate and sold off all its assets… well…