Bidding has officially closed for the remainder of THQ’s intellectual property that went unsold in January’s auction, according to documents filed earlier this week. Bidding for the remaining franchises began April 1st, with a cut off date of April 15th.
THQ’s remaining property was grouped into 6 lots with Darksiders, Red Faction, Homeworld, and the MX series each getting their own lot, while games like Big Beach Sports, Destroy All Humans!, and Summoner were grouped into “Other Owned Software” and the likes of Marvel Super Hero Squad, Supreme Commander and Worms were placed into the lot “Other Licensed Software”.
While the documents do not detail which properties were bid on, it is noted that they did receive 17 final bids which, if approved by the court, will bring in anywhere from $6 million to $7 million. THQ will now present these offers in court in May with the hope of closing sales later that month. Developer teamPixel had plans to develop a Homeworld 3, but have updated their Kickstarter today explaining they had been outbid by another party and is refunding all those who backed them.
“Homeworld will escape the THQ bankruptcy to a new home, however, that home will not be with teamPixel, LLC,” the Kickstarter update reads, in part. “The auction for the Homeworld license ended April 15, 2013, and while we reached qualified bidder status for the bankruptcy auction, we were unable to raise the necessary funds to remain competitive against the other parties at the auction.”