With THQ's assets going up for a piecemeal auction on 22 January, big publishers like Warner Bros and EA have been examining THQ's different studios and franchises to see if there are any they wish to acquire. However, Wednesday also saw interest from a less expected quarter: according to Distressed Debt Investing Double Fine requested a look at THQ's bankruptcy filing.
Before you start picturing Double Fine's take on the Darksider's games (and that picture is awesome), THQ have managed distribution of some of the studio's recent releases. Jeremy contacted Double Fine producer Greg Rice to get a clearer picture:
"Double Fine owns the full intellectual property rights to Costume Quest and Stacking" Rice replied. "However, THQ retains certain limited distribution rights that have not expired yet, and we are exploring our options with respect to those."
So if you read speculation elsewhere around the web of Double Fine looking to acquire some new game licenses it is likely cods-wallop.
(Though a Double Fine designed Destroy All Humans would be quite the thing: