THQ may have gone bankrupt and auctioned off all its property, but it seems there's a little more it has to do. A number of creditors are seeking over $200 million in claims, with amounts ranging from the small ($2.98) to the large ($39 million). Even THQ subsidiaries and studios like Volition, Vigil, and THQ Wireless are included in the claims list.
Microsoft filed one claim for $213,772 in licensing fees for third-party peripherals, and another for $888,652 in finance fees. Zuffa, LLC, parent company of UFC, is seeking $1.9 million in unpaid royalty fees, while Codemasters is looking for $1 million in unpaid royalty fees for DiRT 3, Bodycount, and other games. Double Fine filed for $595,000 in royalties for Stacking and Costume Quest, plus money owed for PlayStation Plus promotions.
There are plenty of other companies and individuals filing claims against THQ, including former executives Jason Rubin and Jason Kay. They're seeking $2 million and $2.1 million, respectively, from THQ and its four subsidiaries for unpaid salary, severance, and breach of employee contract. The Entertainment Software Association is asking for $190,424.75 for an E3 2013 booth, while Lucasfilm wants royalties for mobile games Star Wars: Lightsaber Duel and Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner.
As you can see, a lot of companies want things paid out after THQ went under. New claims keep coming in against the former company, including ones from artists, developers, and contractors that have yet to be paid for work done on unreleased games. However, no claims can be paid until the bankruptcy case ends next month.