THQ And Respawn Were Close To Forming A Partnership


Posted January 17, 2011 - By Nikole Zivalich

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In a recent interview with Wired THQ vice president Danny Bilson spoke about how his company and ex-Infinity Ward heads, Vince Zampella and Jason West, discussed a potential partnership for Respawn Entertainment. According to Bilson the deal was close to going through. Respawn wanted to maintain ownership of their IPs while under THQ. This proved to be a deal-breaker for THQ.

"My responsibility to our stockholders and to my CEO and the company is to build an IP library," and allowing Respawn's creation to remain their own would "open the doors for everyone else to say, 'I wanna own it too." Respawn wanted to keep their IPs after the Fall of Duty scandal last year. The two companies agreed to disagree and parted ways. Bilson went on to say, “Maybe down the road we can strike another deal somewhere where it goes our way.” Respawn Entertainment then signed with EA.

If Respawn had signed with THQ would that impact your decision to support their games in the future? What difference might EA and THQ have as publishers?

Tags: Videogames
THQ And Respawn Were Close To Forming A Partnership


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