THQ is notably cagey about the MMO, instead of just outright saying it is still for sure in development.
Originally Posted by SedaFrom Kotaku
Originally Posted by KotakuIgnore the second paragraph, it's all marketing. It's the first you should focus on. Specifically, the first sentence.
Originally Posted by THQ
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.
One thing, the fact there'll be some kind of 2014 lineup, is very clearly stated. No room for argument. The exact future of Dark Millennium, the forever-in-development MMO based on Warhammer 40K, is not clearly stated. It's downright ambiguous.
Originally Posted by GamesIndustry.biz
Sources speaking to GamesIndustry.biz have suggested Dark Millennium Online, which was first announced in 2007, is currently being offered for sale to other companies.
At least one THQ project based on a Disney licence to be released in 2014 has been given back to the media firm even though the publisher has paid an advance on the IP, according to Dent.
Industry chatter suggests THQ is looking for a sale. The company has a market cap of just over $45 million - trading in the company was at a new low on Friday of $0.65. CVs for established talent at the company are said to be increasing in the recruitment market.
Just for clarification: MMO = Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online
Apparently, The Game Workshops MMO has been cancelled by THQ
@PeterSkerritt they cancelled all of their 2014
Also heard that THQ are offering themselves to Asian firms to increase value!
Jesus. Umm, hope the people working on the Warhammer MMO aren't fired and are moved on to Darksiders 2. What 2014 titles does THQ have? INsane is 2013, right? Same with Devil's Third? Hmm, what about Homefront 2?
In addition, word is spreading that THQ has returned IP to Disney AFTER paying the advance, with no refund.
Edit: Shit me, entirely forgot about THQ's new Canada office, the fuck are they working on, and when is it due? They hired Patrice for that...
Edit 2: Editing: I'm going to put Nirolak's post here, as people need to understand what this means;
I don't think people quite understand.
This is it.
They canceled all projects targeted for 2014. They only exist right now for the purposes of trying to sell the company.