Currently it's still technically owned by THQ, so until THQ goes completely, you should be alright to purchase it. That said, you can probably pick it up cheap *somewhere*, even if it's bundled with DS1. Like I said on the previous page, if you were planning on using any serial codes you had for THQ games, you should use them now. I think the same could be said with wanting to buy out-right.
If you guys want a bit of a depressing, but somewhat uplifting read, one of the Vigil devs made a post on NeoGAF I recommend reading.
I will never forget you THQ. Dawn of War is one my favourite ever games, and although the sequel was nothing in comparison, you will always hold a place in my heart!
If you want to be ever depressed, Game Informed released a video of them having a tour around Vigil while Darksiders 2 was in development.
The fact that we won't be a conclusion to Darksiders 1's finale is absolutely awful. Argh.
Well its not that bad again,allot of the studios were already bought. For example SEGA bought RELIC,which is great if you ask me.
... I take the lives of a few to protect the lives of many. I commit acts of war to preserve the greater peace. I take no joy in killing, but make no mistake; I'll do what needs to be done. Because it's my job. It's my duty. My name is Sam Fisher, and I am a Splinter Cell.
There might be some hope for Vigil (or part of it, anyway) and DarkSiders. From a completely unexpected place, too.
25 minutes ago, one of the bigshots from Platinum Games tweeted this:
THQのスタジオ＆IPバラ売りオークションで『DARKSIDERS』売れ残ったってマジか。買いたいな あ…安く…</p>— 稲葉敦志(Atsushi Inaba) (@PG_inaba)
which pretty much translates to "Darksiders IP going for cheap, I'd like to buy..."
Then about 6 minutes ago, one of the non-japanese people at Platinum tweeted this directed to the lead designer of both Darksiders:
hey man. If anyone is interested in working with/at Platinum let me know how to get ahold of you via DM.</p>— JP Kellams (@PG_jp)
Platinum and Vigil...and Darksiders? HOLY SHIT! I mean, ahem, let's wait and see this out.
In other news, Darksiders 3 was going to be 4 player co-op.
A 4 player co-op action adventure title. And that won't happen. Thanks Game Industry!
Ben Cureton, the combat designer, has already tweeted expressing interest.
Fuck me. I already wanted Platinum Games' stuff on PC, and this is gonna make me want them even more =(
Considering the people in Vigil went on record saying they wanted to have their combat in the same quality and recognition of Devil May Cry and Bayonetta (and I'm sure one of the main folks behind DMC went to P* for Bayonetta) it's not surprising they'd show interest. That said, it's a far-way out. If someone was going to do Darksiders justice and it couldn't be Vigil, P* would surely be up there though.
In other THQ related news, the WWE license they held has, according to rumours, gone either to EA or Take 2.
THQ's Legacy IPs (ie. those owned by THQ and not any specific studio) will go on sale at the end of the month. This includes Homeworld. I'd imagine there'll be some really interesting stuff here and you might see a bit of a power-play from the other publishers who didn't get involved in this round, who perhaps have no need for a studio, but would happily enjoy a new IP to work with/butcher/enhance/re-release in brand spanking HD/re-release on smart devices (delete as you see fit).
>implying P* has any money when all their games bomb
They're like the Obsidian of action games, except Obsidian makes good games.
Disclaimer: I've been doing a lot of reading on NeoGAF today, so if you're wondering where I'm getting all my info from, it's from there. I'd love to say I got it all myself, but alas I'm not that clued up on sources.
It got cut during the concept phase, and wasn't going to be co-op campaign, but a horde mode (because those were all the rage at the time), with War, Death, Uriel and Ulthane as the playable characters.I don't remember 2 having co-op in mind
According to this indiegogo campaign, the legacy IPs (Red Faction, Homeworld, et al) weren't included in this auction and are going to be sold later in the month. (Also: don't back that indiegogo, because it's ridiculous).
Yeah, I only linked to that indiegogo campaign previously as it had proof of the legacy IP sale. Please don't back it. It's...silly, to say the least.
I imagine the studios who worked on specific IPs will either try to go in themselves or strongly encourage their new publisher to invest in them. Otherwise, like I've said previously, you open up to completely foreign parties owning franchises and then doing whatever with them. For better or worse. Considering the lack of current value in Homeworld, I can't imagine that'll be too expensive to snap up, but it has to be wanted.
Why would anyone buy Homeworld? Virtually nobody remembers or cares about it and its developers left Relic long ago (and so did CoH's devs anyway).
You might as well start a new IP without wasting cash on Homeworld.