Published on January 24th, 2013 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
SEGA Acquires Relic and Other THQ Owned IPs
More THQ studios and IPs are being publicly announced as they are sold. What studio is next? Well none other than Warhammer 40k studio, Relic Entertainment. SEGA is the now the proud owner of the studio being that THQ Canada was the main acquisition.
“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,” John Cheng, president and CFO, SEGA of America said in a press release. “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.”
Among the titles listed are Warhammer 40k Dawn of War series and Company of Heroes, which both have been widely known under the Relic Entertainment brand. The release found on the SEGA blog notes further development leveraging SEGA in the PC market. The absorption is to “reinforce PC game development capabilities in the U.S. and European regions.”
It looks like SEGA will get just what they want. The company looks like it’s turning business around from where it was just just a few months ago closing five publishing offices. The post also notes:
SEGA already owns three development companies in the U.S. and Europe, and is progressing to support compatibility with the rapidly expanding online games field, such as PC online games, smartphone games and social games. As a result of the THQ Canada acquisition, SEGA will further advance the provision of various appealing entertainment contents by utilizing THQ Canada’s high-end content development capabilities and accumulated development know-how, and increase SEGA’s presence in the PC online game market.
Source: SEGA Blog