THQ Officially Refutes Rumors

THQ has issued an official statement refuting the rumors of the cancellation of their 2014 lineup.


“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.”

I’m personally taking both the initial rumors and THQ’s new statement with a grain of salt.  I sincerely hope that all of THQ’s development studios and the people involved come out okay, no matter what happens.

One Response to “THQ Officially Refutes Rumors”

  1. nemisis116 says:

    Well I’m glad to hear Saints Row got some good sales and THQ got some dosh.
    With all the Skyrim and MW3 crap I thought they would trample on Saints Row and reduce some sales.