THQ to Acquire Big Huge Games

Studio to drive THQ's efforts in multi-billion dollar Role-Playing-Game category
THQ Inc. today announced plans to acquire Big Huge Games, a company founded in 2000 by four veteran game developers, Brian Reynolds, Jason Coleman, Dave Inscore and Tim Train, who together have brought strategy gamers such Rise of Nations, Alpha Centauri, Civilization II, and Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. The studio is currently in development on a previously announced new RPG title for THQ for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, as well as additional console projects based on their proprietary technology. The acquisition is expected to close shortly, subject to certain conditions. Under the terms of the agreement, Big Huge Games will become a wholly owned subsidiary of THQ and the studio's management and employees will continue with the company. The 100 person studio is located in Timonium, Maryland. Financial terms were not disclosed.