An anonymous source has informed Kotaku Australia that THQ has made 14 of its staff redundant at its local Australian office today. The source also claimed that THQ’s Japan office is in the process of closing. THQ’s five internal studios have not been affected.
THQ had a troubled 2011, particularly in Australia, where its two major studios, Blue Tongue and THQ Studio Australia closed.
Earlier rumours stated that THQ as an entire company was in the process of being prepared for sale, a rumour which was debunked by THQ themselves later that same day, but this new rumour is consistent with reports that THQ is in the process of culling internal staff across its publishing and administration business.
We contacted THQ locally for confirmation, who declined to provide comment. We’ll update if the story develops.