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THQ buys Homeworld rights

THQ has recently acquired the rights to the well-received PC strategy series Homeworld. The US publisher bought Homeworld developer Relic Entertainment for around US $10 million in 2004, who have since developed Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and the Company of Heroes series for the PC.

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It is not specifically known whether THQ have bought the franchise outright from Vivendi, although this seems likely. Although they have yet to issue a press release, it’s something of a no-brainer that a new Homeworld game must be in the pipeline, most likely from acclaimed development house Relic.

Watch out for more news as it comes in.

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