THQ Starts Work On 4 Unannounced Games, Cancels del Toro's Insane

Tom Hopkins

New THQ President Jason Rubin runs the rule over in-development titles and greenlights new ones as the publisher announces a first quarter profit.

Published on Aug 7, 2012

THQ has announced that it managed to post a first-quarter profit of $15 million for the first financial quarter after a string of net losses - but not without casualties.

THQ's new president Jason Rubin has cancelled Volition's planned trilogy colaboration with Guillermo del Toro, Insane.

"I've been focusing primarily on upcoming projects including Darksiders 2, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Metro: Last Light and Homefront 2, as well as the titles being developed by Turtle Rock Studios, Collision, Crytek and Patrice Désilets," Rubin said.

Turtle Rock developed the original Left 4 Dead, while Patrice Désilets' project at THQ Montreal is thought to be a shooter.

There's more good news too, with THQ's own developers starting on new projects. "Beyond our announced titles, in the last 60 days, all four of our internal studios began working on new titles that represent the type of product we believe will make THQ successful in the future."

We guess he's referring to Volition, Relic, Vigil Games and new studio THQ Montreal - Volition is confirmed to be working on a new Saints Row game, and seems to be hiring for it too.

"We have made significant progress reshaping the company," added THQ Chairman and CEO Brian Farrell. " With the changes implemented over the last several months, we are in a much better position today to deliver on our pipeline of games, beginning with Darksiders II, which launches next week in North America."

Is it the start of a new dawn at THQ? We certainly hope so. Darksiders 2 hits Europe on 21 August.



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