Sega sent a press release overnight about its Relic acquisition, and seemed to suggest it had acquired the Warhammer 40,000 IP as well.
Undermined publisher THQ has publicly recommitted to developing a host of core games - some of them years away.
Real time strategy MMO Company of Heroes Online has been canned, THQ has confirmed.
Speculation was rife that the title could be for the chop following news yesterday that the beta had been closed, and the publisher confirmed the cancellation during an earnings call today.
Its WWE Online MMO has also been put on the scrap heap.
Relic will end the Company of Heroes Online open beta next month as it works out what's next for the popular RTS series.
In a post on the official Company of Heroes website, Relic signed off with this message to fans: "We are excited to reveal the next evolution of the series in the near future."
The open beta will end on 31st March "to evaluate the next steps for the Company of Heroes series", Relic said. Could publisher THQ be shutting the game down for good?
Erin Wood, the pregnant widow of recently deceased Relic developer Brian Wood, has offered her "heartfelt thanks" to gamers following the fatal tragedy of 10 days ago.
A memorial fund has been set-up for Brian Wood, the Relic developer who died in a tragic car crash late last week.
The game developer who died following a car crash on Friday deliberately swerved to protect his wife and unborn child.
One of the chief developers at Relic Entertainment died after a car crash involving an allegedly high 21-year-old.
THQ has announced that Company of Heroes Online is heading to the US. Evidently the publisher found success in South Korean and Chinese markets.
Remember Company of Heroes, the 2007 World War II strategy game from THQ? Well, you might like to know it's currently going cheap on Steam.
A second expansion pack is in the works for Company of Heroes, the PC real-time strategy title from THQ.
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor [sic] will include three campaigns along with new units, maps and multiplayer modes. There's also something called a "direct-fire" feature that's said to allow more tactical control during battles.
Tales of Valor is being developed by Relic, the same studio behind the original title in the series. Which scored an impressive 10 out of 10, come to think of it - read Kieron's review to find out why.