THQ back catalogue to be sold separately, Rubin says lack of buyer for Vigil is a “travesty”


THQ’s remaining back catalogue of of IP, including the likes of Homeworld, Red Faction and De Blob, will be sold off separately now that most of the publisher’s in-production assets have found buyers.

Speaking to Game Informer, former THQ president Jason Rubin revealed that the process would take place in the coming weeks – this may also include a second round for Darksiders studio Vigil, which failed to find a buyer in the initial auction.

“Having just finished a product, Vigil was farthest from release of their next game, and we were not able to garner any interest from buyers, despite a herculean effort,” Rubin explains. “Additionally, they were working on a new IP, which meant even more risk for a buyer.”

That new IP is codenamed Crawler which Rubin says dropped jaws during internal show and tell get togethers.

“The fact that nobody bid for the team and title is a travesty,” he continues. “It makes no sense to me. If I weren’t barred from bidding as an insider, I would have been there with my checkbook. I’m sure that’s little consolation to the team, but that’s a fact.”

Find out what happened to the rest of THQ’s assets here.