Double Fine connected to THQ assets auction

Double Fine connected to THQ assets auction
James Batchelor

By James Batchelor

January 11th 2013 at 1:45PM

Developer behind Stacking and Costume Quest seeks to buy IP in THQ collapse

Reports suggest Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions may be interested in buying IP in the THQ auction later this month.

Step aboard the train of logic.

Distressed Debt Investing, the same site that first confirmed the auction, posted on its Twitter account: "Double Fine has requested the bankruptcy filings in the THQ case".

Naturally, this has sparked speculation that the studio will be making a grab for THQ's properties come January 22nd.

However, it is more likely to be a move to secure its own previous IP. THQ published Double Fine's digital hits Stacking and Costume Quest (pictured) on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC. 

The studio no doubt wants complete ownership of these brands for future development.

Still, with the likes of Darksiders, Metro, Saints Row and De Blob up for grabs, you never know who'll be reaching for the cheque book in a few weeks.

THQ's IP and assets will be sold off title-by-title on January 22nd. EA, Warner Bros and Ubisoft has already been confirmed as interested buyers.

This story originally appeared on our sister site, MCV