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THQ is continuing to make cuts. The publisher confirmed it saw layoffs today that stems from the recent organizational shift yesterday that saw THQ drop its kids' licenses titles.
“THQ confirms a reduction in force to the company’s administration and publishing organization," the publisher said in a statement sent to Game Informer. "As recently announced, the company is exiting the kids’ licensed games category, and is focusing on its core game franchises and developing its digital initiatives.
THQ’s five internal studios were not affected by this action, which includes Relic Entertainment, Volition, and Vigil Games.
THQ said it will provide more detail about its reorganization on a conference call on February 2. The publisher did not offer clarity on the number of people let go today.
In December, THQ cut 30 people from its uDraw team.
THQ can focus on it's core games all they want but when they aren't as good as the ones before it (RF: Guerilla to RF: Armegeddon) and their other games release as a buggy mess (Homefront)then they will just continue to lose sales anyways.
This had to be expected. They dropped a division so of course people will be out of jobs. It's unfortunate for those laid off and I wish them a quick turnaround.
the poor workers..its sad but i also think it was a good move for them to cut the kid games too
That sucks. Best of luck to those who lost their jobs.
long as it doesnt hurt saints 4
Best of luck to those now left without a job.
Always sad to hear when layoffs happen. Wish you luck in your future endeavors.
Best of luck to now jobless.
Why in the hell is THQ in so much trouble?! They're upcoming lineup is freaking amazing!!!! I hope it helps them out of this financial rut they seem to be stuck in :(
Oh well, I am sure these developers and workers will get picked up somewhere else, maybe they will be picked up by Zindagi Games to make PlayStation Move games. By the way, these are the people who made Sports Champion and Medieval Moves so they have a little credibility.
finally at least someone's dropping their kids licensed titles,
THANK YOU THQ