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access_time June 7, 2013 at 3:53 AM in News by Charlie Grammer

Interplay purchases the FreeSpace IP for $7,500

FreeSpace IP purchased by Interplay. Will the series make a return?

FreeSpace IP purchased by Interplay. Will the series make a return?

Today, GameSpot discovered that Interplay has purchased the FreeSpace IP from THQ and Volition for a mere $7,500.

The agreement, which can be found on the KCC court documentation site, reveals that the two companies relinquished the rights to their space simulation IP to Interplay, making it the trademark holder.

Interplay isn’t new to the FreeSpace titles. In 1998 and 1999, they published Volition’s two Descent: FreeSpace games.

THQ then bought Volition and developed the Saint’s Row and Red Faction franchises.

With THQ’s bankruptcy, Interplay once again had the opportunity to purchase the FreeSpace IP. They leapt on the opportunity, meaning that they can now revive the space simulation, if they so choose.

Will Interplay create new games for the FreeSpace IP? Or will they proceed to sell it off to another company? Which do you believe will occur, dear readers? And perhaps more importantly, which would you prefer to occur with the series IP?


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