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SEGA has purchased Relic from THQ, now owns Warhammer and Company of Heroes

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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.

Such news has been reported by Eject Disk and also revealed by Relic employee Kyle Berndt on his Twitter account, as he amusingly stated the following:

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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.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Er, slight error with your article there:
    Sega does not own the IP to 40k. Games Workshop does.
    Sega just owns the rights to make computer games in said setting.

    1. I apologize. I’ll fix that right away.

  2. Do we know if Sega owns the license rights (or whatever it is called) to Warhammer Fantasy? That system lends itself VERY well to a Total War style game (No, the one that’s out isn’t good; I want a LEGIT one).

    Also, I wouldn’t mind a new take on Warhammer 40k than “here are 3/4 of the units from the last game, but SHINIER”. The various factions are MUCH more varied and interesting than Dawn of War gave them credit for.

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