A fascinating news story recently made the rounds. It was reported that THQ Nordic and Koch Media have made an NFL-style trade, swapping the rights to dormant games franchises. The trade saw THQ Nordic acquire the rights to Second Sight, Risen, Sacred, Rush for Berlin and the brilliantly titled Singles: Flirt Up Your Life in exchange for Painkiller and Red Faction.
This may well be a one-off, but then again, every common practice started life as a novel occurrence. Needless to say, this story sent our imaginations into overdrive – What if this does become a regular business practice? Which franchises should be gifted new publishers? Which publisher could make the best use of otherwise wasted IPs?
After much deliberation and careful contemplation, we have found our answers.
Do you agree with our choices? Do you have any fantasy trades of your own that you're bursting to share? Join the conversation below and let us know!