Last THQ IP auctioned off, up to $7m raised

Darksiders, Red Faction and Homeworld were all up for grabs

The last of defunct publisher THQ's remaining game properties have been auctioned off.


While THQ sold most of its big IPs and studios in January, multiple IPs remained on the table including Darksiders, Red Faction and Homeworld.

Final offers were submitted this week and the 17 bids made are expected to bring in $6 million to $7 million, Polygon reports. The offers are now due to be presented to a bankruptcy court and the sales will be completed in May.

It's not yet clear who bid for what, but THQ's IP was bundled together into six different lots consisting of the following:

  • Darksiders series
  • Red Faction series
  • Homeworld series
  • MX series
  • Other Owned Software, including Big Beach Sports, Destroy All Humans!, Summoner, and more
  • Other Licensed Software, including Marvel Super Hero, Supreme Commander, Worms, and more

Last month, current Crytek USA CEO and former Vigil general manager David Adams revealed his intention to bid for the Darksiders IP.

And in January, interactive media company teamPixel launched a crowdfunding campaign to purchase the rights to space RTS Homeworld, which was created by Relic, the Company of Heroes studio and former THQ subsidiary snapped up by Sega at auction earlier this year. But following this week's final round of offers for THQ properties, teamPixel said it had been outbid on Homeworld.