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Relic Entertainment is a Canadian video game developer based in Vancouver and founded in June 1997 by Alex Garden and Luke Moloney.[1] After its debut title Homeworld (1999), the company developed two more games, Impossible Creatures (2003) and Homeworld 2 (2003), and signed a contract with publisher THQ for an additional two games.[2] Before either game was released, however, Relic was bought by THQ in May 2004 for US$10.2 million in cash;[3][4] the company was renamed THQ Canada, with "Relic Entertainment" used as a marketing brand by the studio.[5] THQ published the next five games by the company. A few months after being purchased, Relic released its first licensed title, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (2004). It released two more original titles in 2006, The Outfit and Company of Heroes, before transitioning to focus on further titles and expansion packs in the Warhammer 40,000 and Company of Heroes franchises.

In December 2012, THQ declared bankruptcy and began selling off its properties and subsidiary companies; THQ Canada was auctioned to Sega in January 2013, for US$26.6 million, along with the rights to the Company of Heroes franchise.[6][7][8] The studio was then renamed back to Relic Entertainment.[7][9] Since joining Sega, Relic has released one more title in both the Warhammer and Company of Heroes franchises, both published by Sega. It is currently developing Age of Empires IV, to be published by Xbox Game Studios.[10]

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GamesEdit

Title Details

Original release date:
September 28, 1999[11]
Release years by system:
1999 – PC (Windows)[11]
2015 – PC (macOS) (Homeworld Remastered)[12]
Notes:

Original release date:
January 7, 2003[15]
Release years by system:
2003 – PC (Windows)[15]
Notes:

Original release date:
September 16, 2003[18]
Release years by system:
2003 – PC (Windows)[18]
2004 – PC (macOS)[18]
Notes:
  • Real-time strategy game
  • Published by Sierra Studios[18]
  • Part of the Homeworld series
  • Remastered versions of the game and Homeworld released as Homeworld Remastered Collection (2015) by Gearbox Software[14]

Original release date:
September 20, 2004[19]
Release years by system:
2004 – PC (Windows)[19]
Notes:

Original release date:
March 13, 2006[23]
Release years by system:
2006 – Xbox 360[23]
Notes:

Original release date:
September 12, 2006[24]
Release years by system:
2006 – PC (Windows)[24]
2007 – Mobile phones[25]
2012 – PC (macOS)[26]
Notes:

Original release date:
February 19, 2009[30]
Release years by system:
2009 – PC (Windows)[30]
2016 – PC (macOS, Linux)[31]
Notes:
  • Tactical role-playing game
  • Published by THQ[30]
  • Part of the Warhammer 40,000 series
  • Two standalone expansion packs published by THQ: Chaos Rising (2010) and Retribution (2011), as well as smaller downloadable add-ons[32][33]
  • Original game and expansion packs included in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Master Collection (2011), and with additional add-ons in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Grand Master Collection (2011)[34][35]

Original release date:
September 6, 2011[36]
Release years by system:
2011 – PC (Windows), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360[36]
Notes:
  • Third-person shooter
  • Published by THQ[36]
  • Part of the Warhammer 40,000 series

Original release date:
June 25, 2013[37]
Release years by system:
2013 – PC (Windows)[37]
2015 – PC (macOS, Linux)[38]
Notes:
  • Real-time strategy game
  • Published by Sega[37]
  • Part of the Company of Heroes series
  • Three expansion packs published by Sega: The Western Front Armies (2014), Ardennes Assault (2014) and The British Forces (2015)[39][40][41]
  • Original game and expansions included in Company of Heroes 2: Master Collection[42]

Original release date:
April 27, 2017[43]
Release years by system:
2017 – PC (Windows, macOS, Linux)[43][44]
Notes:
  • Real-time strategy game
  • Published by Sega[43]
  • Part of the Warhammer 40,000 series

Proposed release date:
TBA[10]
Proposed system release:
TBA – PC (Windows)[10]
Notes:

CancelledEdit

Title Details

Cancellation date:
March 31, 2011[45]
Proposed system release:
N/A
Notes:
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

Cancellation date:
January 22, 2013[46]
Proposed system release:
N/A
Notes:
  • Real-time strategy game
  • Part of the Warhammer 40,000 series
  • Planned sequel to Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine[46]
  • Project cancelled before development officially started when THQ sold Relic and abandoned rights to the Warhammer 40,000 franchise[46]

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