Double Fine Looking at THQ Bankruptcy Paperwork
In the wake of THQ’s depressing bankruptcy troubles, all sorts of companies are looking over the fallen business, hoping to pull something useful from its carcass. We’ve heard that EA and Activision were both interested, and now we can add another company to that list. Double Fine, the company headed by Tim Schafer, has requested documents as well, according to the Distressed Debt Twitter feed.
THQ: Both Warner Brothers and Double Fine productions have asked for bankruptcy filings in the THQ case
— Hunter (@DDInvesting) January 10, 2013
What we can’t tell from this tweet or from any information we have so far is what Double Fine is looking at. Could they be trying to acquire a new IP like Saints Row? It’s doubtful, as they’d likely be bidding against the deep pockets of EA and Activision. However, there is another possibility. THQ published two games developed by Double Fine: Stacking and Costume Quest. It could be that THQ retains some (or all) rights to those IPs, and Double Fine is trying to get them back under their control.
We’re seeking more information on this as we speak, and we’ll update this post if we can clarify who owns these IPs, and what Double Fine might be after. Bidding on THQ’s assets will begin on Tuesday, January 22.
Still, a Saint’s Row adventure game? That could be all kinds of cool, right?