It looks like Activision will bring back dusty old video game label Sierra.
Borderlands and Aliens: Colonial Marines developer Gearbox has acquired the rights to Relic's fan-favourite space RTS series Homeworld following THQ's closure.
Back in January interactive media firm teamPixel began a crowdsourced campaign to purchase the rights to Relic's space-themed RTS Homeworld, which it proposed making a mobile remake of and sequel to. Though the campaign met its funding goal, teamPixel was outbid at the auction for the series' rights following then-IP holder THQ's demise. As a result, all backers will be receiving refunds.
Web and app developer teamPixel has turned to crowdfunding site Indiegogo in an effort to purchase THQ's cult classic space strategy series Homeworld following the publisher's recent bankruptcy.
While Sega purchased Homeworld developer Relic yesterday in an auction for $26.6 million, the acquisition only included the Company of Heroes and
UFO series, leaving Homeworld lost in space. "The THQ bankruptcy has given all of us a massive opportunity to put Homeworld back in the hands of gamers," said teamPixel's lead developer Robert Santos on the Indiegogo page.
These people deserve a certificate or something, because today there's another reason to go back to System Shock, Homeworld 2 and Thief 2: fan-made mods and patches.
THQ will reveal an unannounced game at Gamescom in Germany in August.
Core games boss Danny Bilson described the announcement as "big" to Eurogamer.
"I promise a big announcement at Gamescom," he said. "It's unannounced, a new announcement."
For fans of Homeworld it looks like the rumours could be true - Relic Entertainment has dropped a huge hint that it's working on a third instalment in the space-based RTS series.
THQ has confirmed to Eurogamer that it now has the rights to the Homeworld brand, although it's cagey over what exactly it is doing with it.
THQ appears to have signed the the trademark rights to the Homeworld series of games.