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Today's THQ news revealed a little more about the company's financial dealings, but on Monday we'll be getting a full rundown of which studios have purchased THQ's remaining IPs. Where do you want to see each series end up?
You can find a full rundown of which franchise were available in the auction right here, but the big names that were still up for grabs are Homeworld, Red Faction, MX, and Darksiders. Lot 5 contains a variety of smaller titles that could be interesting if they find the right home, including Full Spectrum Warrior, Destroy All Humans!, and Drawn to Life.
My favorite series out of the bunch has to be Red Faction. I remember being fascinated by the ability to blast through the environment in the original Red Faction, and although Red Faction: Guerrilla didn't have destructible terrain, the ability to raze entire buildings and structures was nothing short of revolutionary. I still don't know how the physics-based destruction on display in the series didn't catch on, but I hope someone picks it up and makes the next-gen Red Faction of my dreams. If I could choose any developer to take the series on, I'd like to see Ubisoft Montreal pick it up. Between Assassin's Creed and Far Cry, the developer has proven it's an expert at creating immersive open-world action games.
As for the other IPs, I think it would only be right if Crytek USA picked up Darksiders, and I sure wouldn't mind playing a Destroy All Humans! sequel from Traveller's Tales. It would also be interesting if either EA or Activision picked up the rights to Full Spectrum Warrior and gave military shooter fans a more strategy-oriented offering, but that's probably just wishful thinking on my part.
Where would you like to see the remaining THQ IPs end up? Share your picks in the comments section.
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I've never played any games by THQ, I was interested in the Darksiders franchise but I never got around to it.
I honestly do not care so long as they can do some good with them.
I hope that Deep Silver bought Red Faction, so that Volition can make some more games in the series.
Destroy All Humans was an interesting game for me. A new one could be fun, I guess. I would love to see Darksiders go to a new developer who puts a new spin on the game.
Really hoping Sega picked up Homeworld to hand it back to Relic.
Full SPectrum Warrior should be picked up by Firaxis
I disagree Jeff, I think Darksiders should go to Platinum Games! They would do such a great job with it!
just make some more red faction, whoever gets it!
I will say red faction to epic games and destroy all humans! to media molecule because, well you know they're very creative :)
I think red faction would find a good home at capcom. Out of the bunch, red faction is by far my favorite, though I never was huge on DS, I still hope Crytek picked it up like they had hinted at earlier.
haven't really play any but red faction seems interesting
I want Homeworld to return, but I don't know who I want to make a new game - partly because I would love a strategy game where I could have the ability to pilot one of the ships...
I want a new.Destroy All Humans! so BAD