SEGA buys Relic in THQ auction

You may have read yesterday’s rumor that SEGA will be purchasing Relic from THQ. Well, that purchase has just been confirmed. At the moment these are the only details available, but we will be sure to update you with all the latest as it’s revealed!

UPDATE: Thanks to Kotaku, we can now confirm that SEGA spent $26.6 million to buy Relic, outbidding Zenimax’s final bid of $26.3 million.

Relic is a developer known for their games in the Warhammer 40,000 franchise, as well as the Company of Heroes series. It seems likely that SEGA now owns the right to Company of Heroes 2 which will be released on PC later this year, though at the moment that cannot be confirmed. According to THQ’s letter:

Some assets, including our publishing businesses and Vigil, along with some other
intellectual properties are not included in the sale agreements. They will remain part of
the Chapter 11 case. We will make every effort to find appropriate buyers, if possible.

Hopefully we will find out soon exactly what, if any, THQ IPs SEGA got in the deal, though it’s worth noting that Warhammer 40,000 is not a THQ IP, but a license owned by tabletop game company Games Workshop.


8 responses to “SEGA buys Relic in THQ auction

  1. milesdx says:

    Wonder if this purchase had anything to do with Creative Assembly’s deal to create a series of new Warhammer games.

  2. Nux says:

    And fuckadoodle, I got Bad Company and Company of Heroes mixed up. Fixed. Pretty big difference between a strategy game from THQ and a first person shooter from EA.

  3. Shigs says:


  4. Nux says:

    You are why I hate Tails. -.-

  5. ricerictwice says:

    Did Sega really need another RTS developer? Seems like a waste of money to me. Maybe they could have used this money to finance a new marketing team so the good games that they release actually sell in the manner that they should.

    • Richard says:

      waste a money ? not at all. this purchase means sega is one of the top developers for pc gaming. sega is alot different company than it was 10 years ago. this is a very smart move from them and they got the best deal out of the bunch in my opinion. its sad that they are focusing on digital only but having saying that , i believe they are doing a great so far in the digital market and hope they continue to grow not as a publisher but as a developer

  6. Arturo says:

    SEGA should buy TREASURE, and make it a division like Sonic Team or AM2. That’s all.

  7. tasteofink says:

    i wasnt gunna buy company of heros 2 but now i gotta sence itll help sega

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