17 bids were made

Back in January THQ sold off the majority of its assets resulting in most of its IPs being given new homes. Studios such as Volition, the developer behind the Saints Row franchise, were quickly snapped up, however, some failed to secure a deal such as Vigil Games, the team behind the Darksiders series.

The remaining IPs have now been bid on at another auction and THQ managed to obtain 17 different bids, with an estimated total of $6 to $7 million.

Bids were due on 15th April, and the offers will be presented to the court by the end of May. There are currently no details on which properties were picked up in the auction but naturally we're hoping as many are saved as possible.

The main franchises that were up for grabs were Darksiders, Red Faction, Homeworld and MX. Also on offer was Big Beach Sports, Destroy All Humans! and Summoner.

It appears Homeworld has found a bidder as TeamPixel has refunded the money given to it through a Kickstarter campaign as it was outbid by another party.

There have been rumours that Crytek and Platinum Games are both interested in picking up Vigil Games. There's a lot of interest, but time will tell if it has materialised into a solid offer.

Which series are you hoping manage to survive? Let us know in the comments below.

[source gamesindustry.biz]