Former developers of the MX vs ATV franchise have relayed their interest in purchasing the IP when bankrupt THQ auctions it in the coming days.
Rainbow Studios, or now known as THQ Digital Phoenix have told Polygon that they are “casually interested” in being part of the franchise’s future. Eric Lyons Olson, the lead designer of the series said that it would better than seeing it “getting buried somewhere.”
My current role won’t really allow me to do something with it, but I’d most likely talk to the few that seem interested if I did acquire it,” Elliott told Polygon. “It will be interesting to see what happens with MX. The reason that franchise did so well is a small group of us live and breathe motocross.”
That touch helped the game be genuine,” he continued. “It will be hard for a normal sec to pick it up and expect similar success without that same kind of chemistry.
But, yeah, I’m interested.
The MX vs ATV franchise will be auctioned off under Lot 3 and includes the following games:
- MX Alive
- MX vs ATV Untamed
- MX Superfly featuring Ricky Carmichael
- MX vs. ATV Alive Tournament
- MX Unleashed
- MX vs. ATV Unleashed
- MX vs ATV Reflex
- MX vs. ATV: On The Edge
Alongside the MX vs ATV series, three more franchises will go up for auctioning again which are Darksiders, Red Faction and Homeworld.