SEGA Highest Bidder for Company of Heroes Studio - Rumor
SEGA is reportedly the forerunner in acquiring Relic! Read on for details..
Just in case you forgot, today's the day that THQ will be selling of its assets piecemeal. This means that some of your favorite THQ franchise and studios could end up at Activision, EA, Ubisoft or other company once they win the bid.
Sadly, the bidding itself is closed off to the public and to most of the gaming press. But based on NeoGAF's report, it seems Relic Entertainment, developers of Company of Heroes and THQ's Warhammer 40K games, are being pursued heavily by SEGA.
This isn't actually a bad deal to materialize since SEGA is also the home of The Creative Assembly, developers of the Total Rome series.
In related news, NeoGAF is also claiming that Ubisoft is close (or has closed) to acquiring Obsidian's South Park RPG The Stick of Truth. If true, this shouldn't really come as a surprise since Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has openly expressed in acquiring some of THQ's assets before. If he's going to back his word, I expect The Stick of Truth won't be the only brand Ubisoft will have acquired once the bidding is over.
Keep in mind that these are all unconfirmed reports for now. For now, we do know that Warner Bros. EA, SEGA, Ubisoft and a few other companies are bidding for THQ's franchises. It's a toss-up now on which franchise ends up in which publisher. We will, of course, bring you the latest news as it happens.
If it were up to you, where would you want THQ's franchises to end up? Maybe have EA take a stab at Darksiders? Have Warner Bros. acquire Homefront for their yearly miltiary FPS game? Let us know in the comments.