Looks like things are going from bad to really bad to awful for publisher THQ, with an industry analyst reporting — not speculating, but straight-out reporting — that the company is about to sack over 170 employees.
The word comes from independent industry exec Kevin Dent, who took to Twitter to write "This is probably going to break in the morning, I have sat on it for a week or so. The culling at THQ was 170+ souls including [THQ's vice president of technology Mark DeLoura].
If this is indeed the case, it caps off a fairly awful week for the publisher, who has faced rumours of studio closures and been threatened with being booted off the Nasdaq stock exchange.
THQ to announce 170 layoffs today - report [Eurogamer]