Sega of America has added its name to the sizable list of creditors seeking money from bankrupt third-party publisher THQ. The company filed a claim with the bankruptcy court seeking $940,000 from THQ over Company of Heroes 2 pre-orders on Steam. Sega of America acquired Company of Heroes developer Relic Entertainment from THQ in January in a deal reportedly worth $26 million.
It's highly unlikely that Sega will recoup the money it claims it is owed by THQ, but the worst part is that the company will likely have to honor those pre-orders made via Steam despite not getting paid for them…
Hundreds of companies and former officers of the company have registered claims in THQ's ongoing bankruptcy case, to the tune of over $200 million. That list includes UK-based THQ Holdings (seeking $39 million), Microsoft (over $1 million in licensing and financing fees), Codemasters ($1 million in unpaid royalties and stock), Double Fine ($595,000 in royalties and money owed for PlayStation Plus promotions) Ex-THQ executives Jason Rubin and Jason Kay (owed $2 million and $2.1 million respectively), and developers that worked on various games (Saints Row 4, Homefront 2 and Metro: Last Light).
You can read Sega's filing here.