Ubisoft to buy THQ titles?

News Aaron Birch 21 Dec 2012 - 21:35

THQ’s difficulties may become a bargain money-spinner for the French publisher…

Now that THQ has filed for bankruptcy following its gradual decline, many of the company’s projects are still in motion, at least according to THQ president, Jason Rubin. However, some of THQ’s biggest IPs may be on the way to a different stable.

According to unconfirmed sources, MCV has reported that Ubisoft, publisher of such big names as Assassin’s Creed, Rayman, Far Cry and Ghost Recon, is interesting in acquiring some of THQ’s assets.

The list, which is pretty much made up of THQ’s most successful IPs, includes Saints Row, Red Faction, Darksiders, and WWE would give Ubisoft a good injection of big name titles. Talks have been long, and it’s believed that Ubisoft is pushing hard for a good, cheap and chips deal, which, given THQ’s situation, shouldn’t be too hard.

If the deal comes to fruition, it would further enhance Ubisoft’s market share, and would ensure that fans of THQ’s titles would be assured a continuation. Ubisoft certainly has the muscle to acquire the assets, so it’s a fair bet that future titles like Saints Row 4 will be delivered via the French publisher.

MCV

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