In light of THQ’s financial situation, the company has seen many of its remaining assets sold to Nordic Games. This includes the Darksiders, Red Faction and MX Vs ATV series. This deal is estimated to be worth $4.9 million.
It’s a sad sight to see the rights to large gaming series sold off in this manner, but hopefully these franchises will be in safe hands at their new home, and each series can continue in similar fashion in the near future.
Nordic Games CEO Lars Wingefors was “very happy about [the] deal” suggesting that it “turns over a new leaf” for the company. In the long term we can expect “sequels and additional content for these titles”.
Red Faction was one of my personal stand out games on the PlayStation 2.
Earlier it was revealed Gearbox would now handle the rights to the Homeworld franchise, which was sold for the price of $1.35 million.