THQ's Homeworld and Red Faction franchises now up for bids

Want to buy one of the most well respected PC game franchises of all time? You now have your chance. THQ, which sold off most of its current and future game development assets a few weeks ago, is now taking bids for the remaining game IP it controls.

THQ's press release goes over the six lots of game properties it is selling off. One of them is the rights to the Homeworld games, a series which THQ didn't actually publish. The space-based RTS series was developed by Relic Entertainment and published by Sierra. Relic was later acquired by THQ which then acquired the Homeworld series.

The Red Faction first person shooter series from developer Volition has its own lot, as does the Darksiders series and the MX off-road racing series. Another IP bidding lot has a ton of other THQ games, including the Titan Quest, Summoner and other franchises, while the final lot has a number of game series that THQ licensed from other owners.

Bids will be taken until April 1st and the final sales are expected to be completed sometime in mid-May. THQ clams that they have already received "more than 100 expressions of interest" in the remaining games it owns.

Source: THQ

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Sometimes I have to start up a Virtual Machine and throw in my old Homeworld and Homeworld 2 CD's. I've kept them for 10+ years because I can't bring myself to get rid of them. Oh how I wish they'd put them on Steam for $5.

I'll buy them.

..in another lifetime. *cry*

I grew up with Homeworld and Red Faction (original and Guerrilla) were arguably ahead of their time. Shame Guerrilla didn't have the same type of terrain deformation the original had, but man was it still really enjoyable.

Wish someone would create another RF game based on Guerrilla with RF1's terrain deformation; awesome experience.

SierraSonic said,
I wanna buy the RF series, and then state that the only ones that count are the first two, then release a REAL third version.

But there's 4, and I'll agree the last one sucked.

SierraSonic said,
I wanna buy the RF series, and then state that the only ones that count are the first two, then release a REAL third version.

I'll give you some of my cash if you promise to include warlords and check-mate (Also I guess Art of war with new textures would look f*** awesome) in the third one and if you promise not ruin it by making it third person.