As well as the right to produce console, handheld and PC games, the new agreement also includes all online and wireless rights, including MMO gaming.
“Our success in creating Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War as a category leading RTS experience for PC gamers is just the beginning,” THQ’s executive VP of worldwide publishing Kelly Flock stated. “The Warhammer 40,000 universe provides richness of worlds, characters and stories and levels of depth that translate perfectly to interactive experiences.
“We see a lot of opportunity to build new and different games based on Games Workshop’s fantastic property in the coming years.”
The Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War franchise has sold over two million units to date.