THQ Has Not Cancelled Its 2014 Line-Up

Earlier today rumours circulated that THQ was in troubled waters with claims that they had cancelled their 2014 line-up and were offering themselves for sale. THQ Australia has responded to these allegations.

The official statement we received from THQ Australia is as follows:

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.

Additionally, we are thrilled with the great performance of Saints Row: The Third, which on a like for like period in North America has tripled in sell-through from Saints Row 2. In addition, WWE ’12’s worldwide sell-through sales are up almost 40% year-over-year for the same sales period with fewer platforms. According to NPD, for the month of December and the 2011 year, THQ was the #5 publisher overall, #4 third party, with reported sell through growing over 18% in a market that was down almost 6%. And coming up next, we have two great titles for the first half of the year including UFC Undisputed 3 and Darksiders 2.

The representative for THQ said that no further comment would be offered at this time.


Comments

    *few*

    Not gonna lie, i'm pretty damn excited about Darksiders 2, and Saints row 3 was the best sandbox title i've played in years. Thank heck they're doing fine.

      You should really play SR2

        I did. SR3 shat all over it.

          ^True Story

            http://bit.ly/xfVmfd

            No more unintelligent SR2 vs SR3 comments pl0x.

              j00 r t3h sux0rz. SR3 totes pwnz SR2 u dumas!

              That was a good writeup on the two games. I only really disagree with weapons (I found SR3 weapons to be way more fun and badass). Also, I'm totally with you on Fight Club, that was great fun in SR2 and wish they'd brought it back or maybe even turned it into a wrestling thing perhaps.

    Short-sell!

    Wait, Darksiders 2 is first-half of 2012?!

      from memory it's like june, so it's sorta like SWTOR will ship by the end of the year, and ships less than 2 weeks before that deadline :D

        Man, Darksiders was SO much better than i expected. Fingers crossed for more Hardcore/Sledgehammer Legend of Zelda! Woot!

    I hope we see a Warhammer 40k MMO. If anyone is going to do it justice it will be THQ. They've done well with the DoW series.

      Except that the DoW series was developed by Relic and only published by THQ. Arguably they are a subsidiary of THQ but the point still stands

        It has been said that Relic has been giving advice to the developers of the w40k MMO so hopefully it'll be somewhat ok.

        Yeah well if THQ was canning titles it would be the titles that are made by Relic and the like that are getting the can.

        I don't believe THQ actually develop all that much under a THQ studio, just the developers they own

          Um... what do you think a THQ studio is if not "developers that they own"?

    "has not made any decisions regarding the planned MMO" wouldn't mak me feel any better about that...

    Can't wait for Darksiders 2! LOVED the first one, and this one just looks better.

    THQ IS NOT IN TROUBLE

      they are in alot of trouble, they are on the verge of running out of money if there future games dont sell. They are only a few bombs left from turning into another Edios.

        I would liken them more to Midway, but I generally agree.

    DOW 3! :)

    We'll see.

    A .60 share price is a hard thing to shirk.

    Would THQ Australia know - don't THQ have a record of closing subsidiaries weeks before they tell them?

    Saints Row 4 will live on! :D

    So...happy. *does a streaking run*

    So basically no more kiddy Wii games and plenty of sequels to core games.

    As long as Darksiders 2 comes out... I'm happy!

    The WH40K MMO would be ducking great too :D

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