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SEGA Suing THQ Over Company of Heroes Pre-Orders

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

SEGA have dropped a lawsuit on THQ over money they were owed from Steam pre-orders of Company of Heroes 2.

There were 20,755 pre-orders for Company of Heroes 2 registered through Steam from September 2012 to 24th January 2013. This generated revenue of $1,345,301.29 with Valve taking a 30% cut of those sales. This left THQ and Relic Entertainment with 70% which amounts to around $941,000.

SEGA claims it’s owned $508,877.85 from those pre-orders as Valve paid THQ after 19th December 2012, the day it filed for bankruptcy protection.

[Source: Eurogamer]

SEGA Seem Pretty Chuffed With Acquisition of Relic Entertainment

Friday, January 25th, 2013

SEGA have officially announced the acquisition of Relic Entertainment. The company was previously owned by THQ and were responsible for the Warhammer 40K games Dawn of War and Space Marine.

John Cheng, CEO of SEGA of America said, “We are thrilled to have Relic Entertainment join the SEGA family. The acquisition is a strategic fit and a critical step in growing our business. They are a well-respected studio with a pedigree for making creative and innovative games and we look forward to seeing what great things we can create together over the coming years.”

You can read the full announcement at the SEGA Blog by clicking here.

Relic Entertainment Now Owned by SEGA; Platinum Games Interested in Buying Darksiders

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

SEGA has successfully won Relic Entertainment (developers of Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War and Space Marine) meaning it now has control of both the Warhammer license and Warhammer 40K license. SEGA paid a whopping $26.6 million.

In other news, Platinum Games has shown an interest in buying the Vigil studio who own the rights to the Darksiders franchise. This is an interesting move in that Platinum Games’ Bayonetta was released the same week as the original Darksiders.

Platinum Games head honcho Atsushi Inaba tweeted: “In THQ studio and IP selling off auction, Darksiders is unsold? [We] wanna buy it…on the cheap…”

The Vigil studio was not put up for auction with the other THQ franchises which could mean that Platinum Games make a deal with THQ out of auction for the lower price that Inaba-san is talking about.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Rumour: SEGA Looking to Buy Warhammer 40K License

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Remember recently when SEGA acquired the Warhammer license? That deal does not include the license to all Warhammer properties. This includes the Warhammer 40K license.

However, after THQ recently declared bankrupcy, the publisher are now selling of its’ properities one by one. Guess who might be in the run to get their hands on the Warhammer 40K license and Relic Entertainment (developers of Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War)? That’s right; SEGA.

Indie developer Tim Lewinson recently tweeted; “Hearing that the high bid for @Relicgames at the @THQ IP auction is *drumroll* @Sega.”

If this is true then SEGA will be home to all Warhammer licensed games for the foreseeable future. More on this as we get it.

[Source: Spong]

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