SEGA "Thrilled" to Acquire Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War Studio

Publisher looking to reinforce its PC output.

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SEGA "Thrilled" to Acquire Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War Studio
SEGA has confirmed its acquisition of Relic Entertainment in THQ's asset sale earlier this week, and said in a statement that it snapped up the studio and 'some IPs' "in order to further reinforce PC game development capabilities” in the US and Europe.

The publisher did not explain which particular IPs were purchased from THQ along with the Relic acquisition, but made several references to the studio's work on the Warhammer 40K Dawn of War RTS series. With 7 million sales of this franchise, along with 4 million units of Company of Heroes sold, SEGA seems intent with sticking the studio to its strengths.

It is understood, but not confirmed, that SEGA was particularly attracted to Relic Entertainment for its work on the Warhammer 40K franchise. Creative Assembly, a SEGA-owned studio, already has a partnership in place to work on the Warhammer Fantasy series, but it's unclear if an acquisition of Relic would mean a transferral of the studio's license agreement to the publisher.

Sega of America president and chief financial officer John Cheng said, "We are thrilled to have Relic Entertainment join the SEGA family. The acquisition is a strategic fit and a critical step in growing our business.

"They are a well-respected studio with a reputation for making creative and innovative games and we look forward to seeing what great things we can create together over the coming years."

During THQ's asset sale, the Saints Row and Metro IPs went to Koch Media and Deep Silver, Ubisoft bought THQ Montreal and the rights to the South Park game, and Crytek snapped up Homefront.


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