: Court documents filed earlier this week show that Interplay acquired the rights to the FreeSpace
franchise from THQ and Volition for a mere $7,500.
THQ was cut up and sold off
earlier this year as part of its bankruptcy plans, and those IPs which were not bought in the initial round were then auctioned off through April and May
Volition's space combat sim series FreeSpace
was part of that second round of auctioning, and newly-filed documents show that
the franchise's original publisher Interplay picked up the IP.
Interplay currently sells the FreeSpace
games online via the Good Old Games website.