Neoseeker : News : THQ CEO Brian Farrell sends farewell letter to staff, mentions new IP owners like Ubisoft, SEGA
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hiigaran Jan 23, 13
SEGA got a hold of Relic? SEGA for *bleep*s sake? they better bloody watch what they do with Company of Heroes!
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Nagare Jan 23, 13
Almost 72 million dollars when it's all said and done. Much more than what Clearlake was offering, but it would have been nice to see them all stick together. Here's to hoping Deep Silver keeps Metro Last Light coming out in March and doesn't mess with anything this late into its development cycle.
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LOD-squa Jan 23, 13
I'm going to be extremely sad if the South Park game ends up being cancelled because of this whole fiasco. Sucks that some people lost their jobs though.
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Nagare Jan 23, 13
LOD-squa, South Park Digital Studios is objecting sales unless conditions are met. I'm pretty sure they require the game gets made to their standards or gets canned kind of thing.
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LOD-squa Jan 23, 13
That's the main reason I am worried. It's a game I was really looking forward to. Hopefully Ubi can make some sort of an agreement.

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hiigaran Jan 23, 13
i wouldnt hold your breath over it. for example, fans have been waiting over a decade for a homeworld 3. Sierra went bust after the second one, got bought out, the rights to the IP were tossed about, and the new owners, along with Relic (the other developer), refused to cooperate.
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Nagare Jan 23, 13
hiigaran now that Relic is going to Sega or maybe Bethesda's owners (if Sega falls through), it might get another chance
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hiigaran Jan 23, 13
eh, i never liked sega. if they do announce a HW3, im going to approach with very cautious optimism.

also, turns out THQ has had the rights to themselves for a few years now...wonder how i missed that one.
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BlackLabel Jan 23, 13
For those wrestling fans curious how this affects the WWE games THQ/Yukes made well it's believed Take Two are getting that licence, so WWE 2k14 will probably be amazing.
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Enhance Jan 23, 13
I would be severely disappointed in anything happens to the South Park game. They need to do whatever it takes to create a smooth transition that doesn't effect the game at all.

Hope that the letter is correct in that most employees will be offered a job at the company that purchased their division. Would suck if each company just absorbs the titles only.
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Smell The Chiken Jan 23, 13
This makes me sad. Take-Two didn't get either Volition or the South Park game. Those two would have been amazing under a company like Take-Two.
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Shadow of Death Jan 23, 13
I don't really like any of these acquisitions TBH.

In particular, I'm not so sure about Ubisoft getting Montreal, which I believe is their biggest studio?

Not sure I would have wanted Take Two getting Volition myself, Smell The Chiken. I mean, look what they did to GTA >_> If they could promise not to make the gameplay more 'realistic' with Saints Row, I would be OK with the acquisition though. Eh, it didn't happen so it's a moot point.
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Lukas Jan 23, 13
quote Smell The Chiken
This makes me sad. Take-Two didn't get either Volition or the South Park game. Those two would have been amazing under a company like Take-Two.
Take-Two probably didn't want to deal with Obsidian's bullshit if South Park has so much as 1 glitch upon release.
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Dreadlock Holiday Jan 23, 13
quote LOD-squa
That's the main reason I am worried. It's a game I was really looking forward to. Hopefully Ubi can make some sort of an agreement.

Nagare
Don't worry LOD-squa, UBI won't take South Park away from any of us. I'm sure UBI will save their own asses and make a deal, there is no way they wouldn't.
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