Forums - Gaming Discussion - THQ remaining IPs sold.. Gearbox got Homeworld.. Darksiders to Nordic Games

The $6.55 million sale of the IP assets breaks down as follows:

  • $4.9 million from Nordic Games Licensing AB, a Swedish-based video games publisher, for Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs ATV, Other Owned Software (includes Destroy all Humans!, Summoner and more), and Other Licensed Software (includes Marvel Super Hero Squad, Supreme Commander and more);
  • $1.35 million from Gearbox Software, LLC, a Plano, Tex.-based developer of interactive entertainment, for Homeworld; and
  • $.3 million from 505 Games Srl, an Italian video game publisher, for Drawn to Life and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter.


Gearbox Software has prevailed as the highest bidder in the acquisition of the Homeworld franchise from THQ. Brian Martel, Gearbox Software's Chief Creative Officer, has great love and respect for Relic's brilliant, fun and innovative game and personally spearheaded the acquisition.

Brian intends as first priority to direct Gearbox's interest to preserve and assemble the purest form of the original acclaimed and beloved games, Homeworld and Homeworld 2, with the intent of making them accessible on today's leading digital platforms.

Please visit the Gearbox Software Forums to share with us and Brian what you think should be done with Homeworld moving forward. And, please try to get our attention if you have capability and interest to join the effort in developing or enabling Homeworld's future.


No... no... Nooooooooooooooooo


Face the future.. Gamecenter ID: nikkom_nl (oh no he didn't!!) 

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...I'm trying to think is this worse then's close but not quite as bad.

Fuck Dsister and Zex.

Well they did make the great borderlands series, on the other hand they also made acm so ya....

Never heard of Homeland . It seems like Gearbox is either a home run or dog shit developer with nothing in between.

Another franchise for them to cock up.

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Next gen Homeworld FPS confirmed

BloodyRain said:
Well they did make the great borderlands series, on the other hand they also made acm so ya....

They used Sega's money to make an mediocre game and bribed reviewers into thinking it was great.

I guess I will be sticking to Homeworld 2 then...

I used to trust that Gearbox were a good developer but recently they have lost a lot of trust from myself. This is very sad news.

It's official. Gearbox now owns the IP -

Bought with Sega's money, no doubt.