By Joseph Leray
THQ’s bankruptcy is continuing to shake out today, as intellectual properties that fell through the cracks and weren’t bought during yesterday’s auction become hot topics of interest.
Speaking with Game Informer, former THQ CEO Jason Rubin, who took over the company in May 2012, outlined what would happen to the company’s back catalog and intellectual properties. “There will be a separate process to sell off the back catalog and IP,” he said. “That process will take place in the coming weeks.”
The THQ properties that haven’t already been bought include the “Red Faction” series, “Darksiders,” and the WWE Wrestling license.
The “Red Faction” games were being developed by Volition, Inc., which was bought by Koch Media, but the buyer only bought the developer’s “Saint’s Row” property, leaving “Red Faction” as part of THQ’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings.
THQ’s WWE license was also left unbought, though sources have told IGN that Take 2 will be scooping it up. It’s not clear whether or not the dev teams working on “Red Faction” and the WWE games would be included in any future deals.
“Darksiders” developer Vigil games, however, will most certainly be closed, though Platinum Games is reportedly sniffing out the possibility of purchasing the series.