While it isn’t the only mega corporation vying for the rights to some of THQ’s hottest properties, EA Games is in the running for some of the beleaguered publisher’s games and franchises, when the auction takes place in the next couple of weeks.
Cash dry THQ was hoping to secure a buyer for its entire company late last year, to the tune of $60 million (£37 million) but it never managed it, leading us to the sad state where all of its IPs will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. That means the new South Park game will go elsewhere, likewise the WWE, Saints Row and Dawn of War games.
Apparently in the run up to the auction on the 22nd January, EA executives have met with THQ at its headquarters and the company listed as a potential buyer of certain titles according to Eurogamer. It seems unlikely based on this that EA will scoop up the lot – though it undoubtedly has the capital for it – so it’ll be interesting to see which ones it picks.
The most likely is the WWE sports games, since EA already dominates in that arena. Company of Heroes and Dawn of War are also possible, since EA has a strong history with the Command and Conquer series of RTS titles.
Other interested parties include Warner Bros. and Ubisoft.
KitGuru Says: Take a swing at it guys. Which games do you think EA would be most interested in?