[EN]: THQ is about to say adiós to the game industry. After failed attempts to save itself from bankruptcy, THQ, via the company president’s email, said the company will be no more.

The proposed sales of its assets or intelelectual propoerties are as follow:

  • Sega will buy Relic , the creator of Company of Heroes & of Warhammer 40,000 games, for $26.6 million.
  • Ubisoft will buy the rights for the South Park: The Stick of Truth game (for $3.2 million), as well as THQ Montreal (for $2.5 million).
  • Crytek will buy the rights of Homefront 2, a game it is currently developing, for $500,000.
  • Take-Two will buy Evolve, a game in the works by Turtle Rock Studios (the original makers of Leaf 4 Dead), for $10.8 million.
  • Koch Media, under the Deep Silver label, will buy developer Volition known for Saints Row (for $22.3 million) and its Metro franchise for ($5.8 million).

Most employees working on the mentioned franchises will be offered positions at those companies. Other employees outside these projects will lose their jobs.

Though it would have been better for THQ to sell itself to a single company to keep the THQ name alive, it just won’t happen. It is sad to see a game company close down its doors, especially one that has been in the industry since the late 80s. Its other franchises have not been sold yet, nothing has been said about who will take over the WWE games.

[ES]: THQ está a punto de decir adiós a la industria del juego. Después de varios intentos fallidos para salvarse de la bancarrota, THQ, a través de correo electrónico del presidente de la compañía, dijo que la compañía ya no será más.

Las propuestas de venta de sus activos o propoerties intelelectual son los siguientes:

  • Sega va a comprar Relic, el creador de Company of Heroes y de los juegos de Warhammer 40.000.
  • Ubisoft va a comprar los derechos del juego South Park: The Stick of Truth, así como THQ Montreal.
  • Crytek va a comprar los derechos de Homefront 2, un juego que está desarrollando en la actualidad.
  • Take-Two comprará Evolve, un juego en desarrollo de Turtle Rock Studios, los creadores originales de Left 4 Dead.
  • Koch Media, bajo el nombre de Deep Silver, comprará al desarrollador Volition (conocido por Saints Row) y su franquicia Metro.

La mayoría de los empleados que trabajan en las franquicias mencionadas se les ofrecerán puestos en esas compañías. Otros empleados fuera de estos proyectos perderán sus puestos de trabajo.

A pesar de que habría sido mejor para THQ para venderse a una sola empresa para mantener vivo el nombre de THQ, simplemente no va a suceder. Es triste ver a una compañía de juegos cerrar sus puertas, especialmente uno que ha estado en la industria desde finales de los 80.

[Sources/Fuentes]: THQ Is No More. Here’s The Letter The CEO Sent Employees Today []; THQ Dissolved, Saints Row, Company of Heroes Devs Acquired [].

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