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Interplay retrieves Freespace IP from THQ for $7,500

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Freespace, the interstellar combat series developed by Volition and published by Interplay, is now back in Interplay's library, fully and officially, following a stint at THQ. Interplay paid $7,500 to snag the Freespace rights in a THQ bankruptcy sale this month. THQ was bound to find some emotionally rich items in the back corners of its closet eventually – but Freespace wasn't going to save the company, it seems.

Interplay never lost the right to sell Descent: Freespace and Freespace 2, even after THQ bought Volition in 2000, when Interplay itself neared bankruptcy. Let the rampant sequel speculation begin.

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