Relic has always been one of my favorite developers. Unfortunately, they’ve always been strangled by the little to no finances they got from THQ, so when I heard that SEGA bought Relic, I was super excited. Weeks later, Relic has gotten all settled in, and decided to update us on what’s been happening in their blog.
Dear CoH Community,
Welcome to the latest Company of Heroes 2 “Letter from the Producer!” As you know, a lot has happened since we last spoke. The bankruptcy of THQ has brought big changes to a family we were part of for almost 10 years and we wish all the best for the future to all of our former colleagues!
Looking to our own future, I must admit that the studio as a whole is incredibly stoked to be working alongside a publisher with a heritage as strong as SEGA’s. Shortly after the acquisition was announced, work on integrating the entire Relic team began.
It’s been a rapid transition period and I’m happy to say we’re a pretty much fully functioning member of the SEGA family now and remain fully focused on shipping the highest quality version of Company of Heroes 2 you have all been waiting for.
Right now we’re working towards bringing you the closed beta build which we’ll be able to talk more to you about soon. You can find out how to get involved when the time comes on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so be sure to like and follow us there for the latest details.
Hope this answers a few questions. I’ll keep a look out for more hot topics, so keep up the discussions and hope to see you online soon! Please rest assured that as we get out of this transition phase we will be much more communicative regarding our status and upcoming plans. 2013 will be a great year for us!
Producer – Company of Heroes 2
This is exciting news to me, because CoH 2 was suppose to be out already. Considering that they’re just now prepping for closed beta, I’m wondering if SEGA has injected a bit more cash flow into the games development, which is a partial reason for the massive delay.