Rumour: Ubisoft Looking To Buy THQ's Assets
Posted by Andy Green
French company reportedly in talks to acquire tangible assets
On Wednesday THQ filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the United States, handing over its tangible assets to Clearlake Investments, an investment firm, with a view to selling the business on.
It appears that Ubisoft is the front runner to pick up THQ's tangible assets, with MCV reporting that they have been told the French company is already in serious talks with the company, hoping to draw up a deal suitable for both parties. MCV's sources say Ubisoft is likely to hold out for a bargain price considering it's in a much stronger position than the American publisher.
Should Ubisoft acquire these assets it would take over five studios - including Vigil Games, Relic Entertainment, Volition, and THQ Montreal - and attain the rights to such titles as Darksiders, Saints Row, Company of Heroes, Homefront, Metro and Red Faction, as well as the licencing deals for games based on WWE and some of the Warhammer titles.
Ubisoft has made it no secret that it desires to be the biggest publisher on the market, so acquiring THQ's assets would certainly aid it in achieving that goal.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think Ubisoft would do a good job with THQ's assets? Fire-off in the comments below.