The lights are on
THQ is publicly on the trading block, and word is that Ubisoft is interesting in picking up the company's key assets for a price.
MCV says that it's been told by sources that Ubisoft is in talks to acquire the THQ assets (the U.S.-based studios and the games they are working on) that Clearlake Capital Group recently put in a stalking horse bid for when THQ filed for bankruptcy.
MCV's sources say that while Ubisoft is in "lengthy discussions" for THQ's assets, it would rather wait and pick up specific properties if THQ were ever in a position to sell them for cheap.
In November, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated that Ubisoft would be interested in acquiring THQ properties if THQ was ever to fall into trouble – like they are now.
Getting series like Saints Row (pictured), WWE, Darksiders, and Homefront could certainly be good for Ubisoft. The games of foreign-based THQ studios, like the project headed by former Ubisoft creative director Patrice Désilets (Assassin's Creed franchise) are not included in THQ's recent offering.
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I really feel like this is one of the best places for thq's ips to end up. They'll take care of your babies
The would be renamed Ubisoft America.
Hopefully they will give some of the people who lost their jobs there a job with them.
i think ubisoft is probly one of the few companies i would trust to do right by thq's franchises
Personally, I'd love yearly renditions of Saints Row.
At least it's not EA
Better than EA/Activision, but I'd prefer if Take Two got in on this.
Yes please! I don't want THQ to vanish. And I love almost every Ubisoft game series.
Gimme a break! If Ubisoft DOES acquire THQ, they'll "finish" THQ's games, delay 'em for 5+ years and then decide they "can't" do 'em anymore. "Oh, well. Time to make ANOTHER Assassin's Creed!"
As long as someone out there makes sure Warhammer 40000 games continue I'll be content. I know I wasn't mentioned in the sale to knowledge, just saying.
Oh god, oh god, let them save Darksiders from oblivion!!
Rockstar games should buy Saints Row and release it as a crappy game that it only took them a week to make. It's gonna be the best game in the saints row series
Ubi is fine with me.
No.... ANYBODY but Ubisoft. (or EA... lol) Yeah I just don't like Ubisoft.
While I think Ubisoft destroys some franchises it could help make these ones prosper. I'd rather have the original teams working on them if that is a possibility though.
as long as ubisoft kept thq's stuff the way it is and kept the same developers, just bought it to make some money and keep the employees from being unemployed, this would be good, i would be pissed as hell if activision or EA bought thq
that would be awesome