The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved the sale of THQ's assets to Ubisoft, Sega, and other companies, THQ announced this morning. The sales are all expected to close today. THQ totals the proceeds from the sale at $72 million, making a total of $100 million when added to the company's estimate of its remaining assets.
In a statement issued by THQ (sure to be one of the last), CEO Brian Farrell said "While we had hoped that the restructuring process would allow the company to remain intact, I am heartened that the majority of our studios and games will continue under new ownership."
New president Jason Rubin echoed the sentiment. "I was brought in eight months ago to help turn this ship around," Rubin said, "and while I'm disappointed that we could not effect a sale for the entire operating business, I am pleased that the new buyers will be providing jobs to many of our very talented personnel. When we first announced the sale process, I said I would be happy if the company's games and people had a bright future, even if it meant I did not have a job at the end of it. And I still feel that way."
Court Grants Motion to Approve Sale of THQ Inc. Assets
Majority of Titles, Studios Expected to Continue Development with Financial Backing of New Owners
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- THQ Inc. (OTC: THQIQ), a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has granted a motion to approve a sale of the majority of THQ's assets to multiple buyers. The company expects the Court to enter a formal order tomorrow.
The Court approved the sales of three of THQ's owned studios and games in development, as well as Evolve, a