THQ Cancels Guillermo Del Toro’s Video Game

THQ Cancels Guillermo Del Toro’s Video Game
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THQ has cancelled work on horror game Insane and given all rights back to film director Guillermo Del Toro.

The company announced the news in an investor call today. Insane, originally slated as a trilogy, was first announced by THQ and del Toro back in 2010. Del Toro had been working on the series with Saints Row studio Volition.

In recent weeks we had heard that development of the game had been moved from Saint’s Row studio Volition to Canada, some time closer to the New Year, but we were never able to confirm it. If that was correct, it was apparently a last attempt before the game was axed.

This is the second big game cancellation for the struggling publisher, which announced earlier this year that it would also not be publishing Tomonobu Itagaki’s Devil’s Third.


  • Aw. At least they gave him the rights back do he can move onto another if he so chooses. Other companies probably would have held onto them.

  • Hand over the publishing rights to Take-Two and let Gearbox Software make the game… guaranteed success right there! 😀

    • Disagree, testosterone-pumped man-fest with giant weapons and trash-talking is what we’d end up with there.

      More like: hand it over to Visceral, Frictional Games or even Silent Hill 2-era Team Silent with emphasis on the sound director.

      • I think you might be talking about Epic/People Can Fly (GoW series, Bulletstorm).

        Regardless, Visceral would do a great job, as long as they don’t have EA breathing down their necks to make MP and co-op.

  • Probably worth looking into setting up his own production studio if he’s really interested, maybe an extension of his film production office?

  • Sounds like THQ are in real trouble. I hope this doesn’t affect Company of Heroes 2 and Darksiders 2. And I hope Insane can find a new publisher. Gearbox sounds like a good fit.

  • First we don’t get his version of The Hobbit … then At the Mountains of Madness gets canned… and now this?

    What is the deal, reality?

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