Kyle Orland/Arstechnica wrote:
- To purchase Relic (developer of Warhammer 40K and Company of Heroes 2) for $26.6 million. (Interestingly, Bethesda Softworks owner Zenimax media came just short of winning this portion with a $26.3 million bid.)
- Koch Media
- To purchase Volition (developer of the Saints Row and Red Faction games) for about $22.3 million.
- To purchase the Metro franchise license for nearly $5.9 million.
- To purchase the Homefront license for $544,218.
- Take 2
- To purchase Evolve (a Turtle Rock Studios project trademarked last year) for about $10.9 million.
- To purchase THQ Montreal (developer of the upcoming 1666, among others) for $2.5 million
- To purchase the license to South Park: The Stick of Truth for about $3.26 million (though South Park Studios is putting up some legal argument over that part of the sale)
- Darksiders developer Vigil Games received no bids and unfortunately will be shut down.
I'm especially disappointed that Vigil Games and Darksiders will be closed.
Koch Media is also known as Deep Silver who published Dead Island, Gothic 3, STAKER: Clear Sky. So Volition should be safe to continue their work on Saints Row 4.
I'm curious how much culture shock Relic will endure going to Sega. Zenimax would probably have been a better fit.