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THQ Not Canceling New Games, "Excited" For The Future

As some of you may have heard, there were rumors over the weekend that THQ could be in trouble.

It may have started with a Twitter update from Kevin Dent, head of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Mobile Special Interest Group. ...that's a mouthful.

The Tweet read that THQ had canceled Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millenium Online, and further indicated that THQ had canceled their entire 2014 lineup in an effort to "preserve cash." Dent went on to say that the publisher had already started returning IPs to publishers, and "are offering themselves to Asian firms to increase value."

But recently, THQ came forward with an official reply:

"THQ has not cancelled its 2014 line-up, and has not made any decisions regarding the planned MMO.

"As part of the ongoing review of our business, we have made decisions to ensure that the company is strategically addressing the most attractive markets. As we have previously announced, we have dramatically reduced our commitment to the kids' boxed games sector which leads to a significantly more focused release schedule moving forward. Our slate for calendar 2012 and beyond is focused on high-quality core games and continues to build our digital platform and business. We are excited for our pipeline of original and high-quality content along with our relationships with some of the best talent in the industry."

THQ also said they were "thrilled with the great performance of Saints Row: The Third," which launched on November 15 to considerable critical acclaim. The third entry "tripled the sell-through" of its predecessor in a similar amount of time, and WWE '12 sales are up almost 40% year-over-year. And lastly, according to the NPD's December numbers and annual numbers, THQ was the number five publisher overall and number four on the third-party list, which isn't too shabby.

So they're probably not going anywhere, and we should all calm down.

Tags: thq, thq rumors, thq games, igda

1/16/2012 9:53:12 AM Ben Dutka

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Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 10:15:41 AM

I hope THQ just steps its game up. Homefront? really a 5 hour campaign? I'm glad I rented it the mp was ehhhh but I wanted to play it for the campaign. I was pretty disappointed.

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Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 10:41:42 AM

You have to admit that it was a good 5 hours though

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Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 10:58:50 AM

A 5 hour campaign as part of the package is all that's needed to when shooter of the year silly. It seems to me Homefront had other issues holding it back.

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Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 10:31:07 AM

"reduced our commiment to kids' boxed games sector." Translation. We can not compete with the big boys in that sector.

I wonder how potential financial problems could impact The Devil's Third, and Guillermo del Toro's project.

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Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 11:34:22 AM

I surly hope they didn't mean by that statement that they're looking to try taking their franchises down the D/L only fork in the road.

As for Homefront, although way too short, I dug the concept, & SP campaign, so I hope that THQ can stay viable & let Crysis continue to try making HF2 into the AAA franchise it could've been.

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