Relic Entertainment, the developers behind the Company of Heroes and Warhammer 40,000 series’, are now in safe hands. After THQ’s recent auction, it’s just been revealed that SEGA has purchased the developer.
This effectively means that SEGA now owns the rights to the Company of Heroes IP as well as the rights to games based off the Warhammer: 40,000 universe. What exactly they’ll do with these from now on is uncertain, but since they have free reign to take both franchises in new directions if they so please, It’ll certainly be exciting to see how future games in these series’ turn out.
Relic has also been known for developing the Homeworld series, The Outfit and the recent Warhammer 40,00: Space Marine. They’re working on Company of Heroes 2 at the moment, though the movement of assets will not affect its development in any way and the title will still be able to meet its currently projected release of early 2013.
Stay tuned for more news in the near future regarding the two franchises and one developer that SEGA just scored.