It’s always a sad day when anyone in the industry announces they’re closing shop. It’s an especially sad day when that happens to a large publisher like THQ, who have a number of properties and studios beloved by gamers everywhere, including some classics. With THQ filing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, all hopes were placed on life continuing almost as usual, with THQ finding a larger parent to buy them out. Unfortunately, as is the case with all bankruptcies, creditors and investors want to be reimbursed, so THQ effectively got gutted.
So what happened to the properties? Who made off like bandits, and who got left to bleed out in the harsh sun?