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Freespace Rights Bought For Just £4800

Jonathan Lester
Freespace, Interplay, THQ, Volition Inc.

By... Interplay. Oh Dear.

Rights to the legendary space sim Freespace have been snapped up by Interplay, the once-epic publisher who fell from grace several years ago (see also: this embarrassing travesty). According to court documents found by Polygon, Freespace only set them back a paltry $7500 during the THQ auction. Volition are likely too busy with dubstep guns to worry about resurrecting the critically-acclaimed yet financially weak series, though it's interesting that the IP remained with them and THQ rather than Interplay themselves (the original publisher).

Still, at least we've got the likes of Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous to look forward to.

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phil16  Jun. 7, 2013 at 14:46

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo - Freespace 2 is my favourite game of all time with FS1 close behind it. How can such a good franchise only have been worth that. Volition could have just released an expansion pack for FS2 and i'd have preordered it (I've never preordered except for ME2). I suppose I should be glad EA didn't get it or it would be DLC fighters!

socialjeebus  Jun. 7, 2013 at 16:14

True, that amount is tragic.

Especially considering all the HD remakes going on nowadays, I'm assuming that's the plan and they should make a very nice profit too.


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