Video game firm THQ sees buying opportunities

Pending industry mergers create opportunities for the game publisher, Chief Executive Brian Farrell said on Thursday.
Written by Natalie Gagliordi, Contributor
THQ is looking at buying other video game developers, but the publisher of games like Cars and Saints Row can grow without making acquisitions, Chief Executive Brian Farrell said on Thursday. "We are seeing some opportunities in the marketplace given the two transactions going on," Farrell told Reuters in an interview at a company event to preview upcoming games.

He was referring to the pending merger between Activision and the games unit of Vivendi, and Electronic Arts' $2 billion offer for Take-Two Interactive Software. "It's going to create some opportunities because we are actively looking at every developer, every license out there and with our size now we can be more aggressive than larger, slower firms," Farrell said.

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