Big Huge Games, best known perhaps for their creation of the Rise of Nations PC franchise, today agreed on terms with THQ to make Big Huge Games an internal THQ studio. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
THQ was already working with Big Huge Games on a new role-playing game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. Big Huge Games is also working on “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.
Big Huge Games was founded in 2000 by Brian Reynolds, Jason Coleman, Dave Inscore and Tim Train, who together have worked on Rise of Nations, Alpha Centauri and Civilization II. Key studio members also include Ken Rolston, who most recently worked on Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.