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As many of you know by now, 3DO went bankrupt earlier this May. To help raise money to pay off its outstanding debts, the company decided to sell off its assets, most of which were its key game franchises and licenses. Many companies were interested in some of 3DOs more infamous brand names, and a list of who got what and for how much can be seen below.
- Namco - Street Racing Syndicate ($1.5 million)
- Ubi Soft - Heroes of Might and Magic ($1.3 million)
- Crave - Army Men ($750k)
- Microsoft - High Heat Baseball ($450k)
- JoWooD (Austria) - Jacked ($90k)
In addition, ex-3DO CEO Trip Hawkins was interested in some of his company's older titles (those released before 2001), for which he purchased for $200,000. The Cubix license was also available in the auction, and although no winning bid has been reported as of yet, 4kids Productions is likely the winner, as they were the only bidder for it. In all, the auction raised $4.6 million for 3DO's bankruptcy efforts.
UPDATE: PGC has learned that 3DO still has some assets remaining that did not sell in the auction. These remaing assets, which include Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse, will be put up for sale starting today, August 21. Any company that did not take place in the auction may now freely purchase these remaining properties, provided the price is right.