SEGA happily announce their acquisition of Relic in THQ fire sale

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By on January 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm

SEGA have confirmed yesterday’s news that they have acquired Relic from THQ.

“SEGA Corporation acquired all of shares of THQ Canada Inc. and some IPs owned by THQ Inc., a parent company of THQ Canada on January 24, 2013 in order to further reinforce PC game development capabilities in the U.S. and European regions,” reads the statement.

“We are thrilled to have Relic Entertainment join the SEGA family,” the statement continues. “The acquisition is a strategic fit and a critical step in growing our business (…) They are a well-respected studio with a reputation for making creative and innovative games and we look forward to seeing what great things we can create together over the coming years.”

With both Creative Assembly and Relic now wholly owned by SEGA, the company has suddenly captured a huge portion of the PC RTS market and give itself a potentially important advantage over companies like Blizzard. It’ll be interesting to see if SEGA puts the two studios on a two-year turnaround schedule, with alternating Total War and Company of Heroes titles each year. We’ll see!

Source: Blue’s News

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Has there been any concrete official confirmation that relic/sega has the War40k license and thus can continue making Dawn of War games?

 

There hasn’t, but I would expect one soon.

The license was with THQ, not with Relic — so GW would have to negotiate a new one with SEGA (as far as I understand it).

I would definitely expect this to happen, given that GW just signed one with SEGA for the WFB license.

 

GW pretty much always want the licence being used, so it would shock me if they sat around waiting for someone.

Most likely there are already early talks about setting up a deal.

 

I hope so!

 

Same. Can you imagine a total war style 40k? I know it will be relic and not CA, but dammit, I want a 40k rts based off the old Epic style gameplay. Imperator titans!

 

I’m very much looking forward to this, I get sick of Blizzard RTS’ being so rock paper scissors. It’s still a winning formula for sure, and has provided some incredible strategies. I also love the Total War series even though I’m terrible at it. So as you said in the article, very good they’ve captured a large part of the RTS market :)

 

Nemesis_22:
Same. Can you imagine a total war style 40k? I know it will be relic and not CA, but dammit, I want a 40k rts based off the old Epic style gameplay. Imperator titans!

NEEDS MORE OF THIS!!!! Imagine, a solar system based map, conquesting with different armies, Epic scale battles, fleet battles with ships.

Holy shit I just blew my own mind…

 

The thought of a 40k Total War style game literally hurts me inside to think about.

 

Couldn’t have found a better home for them really. Just can’t imagine EA/Ubisoft/Activision seriously backing them to make PC exclusive titles.

Also wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if they didn’t get a new 40k licence either, would certainly open the door for a new Homeworld title instead.

 

Impossible Creatures 2 plz.

 

ashigaru: NEEDS MORE OF THIS!!!! Imagine, a solar system based map, conquesting with different armies, Epic scale battles, fleet battles with ships.

Holy shit I just blew my own mind…

Some how ….. BattleTech seems to fit this bill of Total War better…

Warhammer 40k always felt very StarCrafty… or is it the other around …

Arrgghhhh … brain melting just trying to compute that !!!

 

gyoken,

Other way around. 40k makes starcraft look like a minor skirmish. That and it stole wholesale from 40k.

 

gyoken: Some how ….. BattleTech seems to fit this bill of Total War better…

Warhammer 40k always felt very StarCrafty… or is it the other around …

Arrgghhhh … brain melting just trying to compute that !!!

Don’t get me started on that hahaha. How rad was Mech Commander? So awesome.

 

*cough* Homeworld 3 *cough*

 
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