Rumor: THQ Cancels Their 2014 Line-Up & MMO, Looking For Buyers [Up: THQ Responds]

Xater

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I was kinda excited for the 40k MMO. Something I always wanted.

They also have some studios and IP I really like. I hope Vigil, Relic and Volition will find a new home should THQ go down the shitter.
 

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Hmm, this actually puts me off from buying SR3 now because I want to see how/if this affects the DLC plans for that; I don't want to get the Season Pass or whatever and get burned.

This sucks (potentially) for Darksiders 2 and SR4, but other than that I don't think I honestly care about anything else they have.
 
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You have to give it to the Mayans, they saw this coming.




Also heard that THQ are offering themselves to Asian firms to increase value!

Would be interesting to see a Chinese group take it over.
 

Fox Mulder

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This was obvious, but I hope the talent they have finds a proper home. Volition put out a handful of fantastic and fun open world games this gen with saints row and red faction guerilla.
 

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You have to give it to the Mayans, they saw this coming.




Also heard that THQ are offering themselves to Asian firms to increase value!

Would be interesting to see a Chinese group take it over.
They would have them turn every IP into a F2P mmo. Seriously. China is just as crazy about MMOs as SK.
 

Barack Lesnar

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Saints Row 3 is no joke one of the best games of the year and GOTY caliber. I hope more people give it a chance.
 

Biggzy

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I can't see anyone buying the whole of THQ. The only outcome I can see happening is for different company's buying up parts the parts of THQ that are profitable - similar to what happened with Midway I believe
 

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Hopefully I get enough money to buy some of their games before whoever the new publisher is removes them from the Steam storefront.
 

V_Ben

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Yeah, EA lived as they could actually lose $2 billion repairing the damage they did doing that.

THQ on the other hand...
This is awful, all those talented developers working on games for the next year in the knowledge that their parent company is irrevocably fucked.
 

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Quite scary.
My best wishes for all the THQ devs.
 

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It's sad to see to be honest -- I remember when THQ first started and published some really crappy games, like the Ren & Stimpy and Home Alone games. To go from being another Acclaim/LJN publisher to a really top tier publisher with great games like Saints Row, Darksiders, etc. in less than 20 years is amazing.
 

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I wonder if someone like Valve would be interested for the capability alone of self-publishing it's games. Not likely I know, but still. I expect pubs just let THQ go, then bid for the IPs if no new player wants to get smart and absorb all the teams.

Yeah, EA lived as they could actually lose $2 billion repairing the damage they did doing that.

THQ on the other hand...
How did EA actually lose 2 billion tho? The only games I remember from that "creative period" are Mirror's Edge, Boom Blox, Dead Space (which is still going strong) and Spore.
 

EatChildren

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So, who is going to end up with Relic? Who'll buy the rights to Saint's Row?

These are the big questions!!!
 

infinityBCRT

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Its a shame what Volition did to Red Faction. Guerilla was so good-- all they had to do was release Guerilla 2 and release it during a dead period in the first half of the year and that game would have sold well.
 

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This is awful, all those talented developers working on games for the next year in the knowledge that their parent company is irrevocably fucked.
A lot of them will jump ship before the lifeboats are dropped. The crunch period for those games will be harder because a lot of key staff will probably have farked off.
 

erpg

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It's sad to see to be honest -- I remember when THQ first started and published some really crappy games, like the Ren & Stimpy and Home Alone games. To go from being another Acclaim/LJN publisher to a really top tier publisher with great games like Saints Row, Darksiders, etc. in less than 20 years is amazing.
I really is. Looking through my game library, I'm surprised to see so many games I'd label as favorites made my THQ. Space Marine, Dawn of War, Saint's Row The Third. I didn't like Darksiders too much but it was a great idea. What a shame. They have so many enthusiastic and talented developers. Relic especially needs to come out unharmed.
 
How did EA actually lose 2 billion tho? The only games I remember from that "creative period" are Mirror's Edge, Boom Blox, Dead Space (which is still going strong) and Spore.
They lost it for a variety of reasons, but this was the same time they had to restructure.

The vast majority of the projects under this attempt though were canceled as they went from releasing 70+ games a year to 20-25 games a year.
 

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Hopefully Volition will have a rebirth much Netherealm games did after Midway went under.

Like I said, WB Games is an amazing publisher, and having them in their ranks would make things amazing for them.