THQ Signs Multi-Year Extension of Warhammer 40K License
THQ is a company that has produced many games that I have greatly enjoyed, many of which are set in the Warhammer universe. Today, THQ announced that I’ll have Warhammer games from them for a few more years at least, as they signed a multi-year extension to their exclusive license agreement for Games Workshop’s IP.
THQ already has two new titles in the pipe set in the Warhammer Universe, Warhammer: 40,000 Space Marine and Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online. They also recently released the latest title in the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War real-time strategy series, Retribution. This deal means that we can expect more titles set in the war-torn future universe besides the two already in the works.
Brian Farrell, president and CEO of THQ, said, “Our envisioning of the Warhammer 40,000 universe will continue to grow with top quality games across all platforms, including the upcoming launches of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online.”
Obviously, this is great news for both parties in this agreement, but it’s also good news for us as gamers. Anytime a publisher who’s doing well with an IP can keep that IP, it’s a positive step.