Sega Suing THQ Over Some 21,000 'Company of Heroes 2' Steam Pre-orders

Posted Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 08:30 AM PDT by
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Sega looking for $941,000 after Steam's cut.

THQ's bankruptcy and dissolution continues to echo, and this time it's a million dollars of 'Company of Heroes 2' pre-orders that seemed locked in the THQ financial quagmire.

Back in January, it was Sega that bought the 'Company of Heroes' franchise and developer Relic for $26.6 million at auction. According to Sega, from September 2012 and until the January 24th acquisition, Steam pre-orders of four different editions of 'Company of Heroes 2' generated gross sales of $1,345,301.29, with $941,710.93 due to Sega after subtracting Valve's share.

Naturally, Sega's contention is that these funds never made their way to Sega. Nevertheless, with THQ owing millions to creditors, Sega may have hard time recapturing one million for the near $27 million that the company injected into THQ's asset auction.

'Company of Heroes 2' released last month after a series of delays and betas and ultimately has polarized fans. The game is available to order for the PC.

Source: Gamespot

Author: Brian Hoss

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