The lights are on
THQ said today it has canceled pre-production on Insane, the trilogy project from Volition Studios and movie director Guillermo Del Toro. The publisher said it has returned the rights of the game to Del Toro. The game was first revealed in December 2010. Since then, no other information has surfaced from the developer. THQ says Insane was in very early exploratory development and that no development teams have been affected by this announcement.
President Jason Rubin told Game Informer in an interview at E3 this June that Insane was still in production.
Previously, THQ also dropped publishing Devil's Third from Tomonobu Itagaki's Valhalla Game Studios.
Apparently to thq everything must die
No! This is INSANE! I had to throw that one out there... In all seriousness, it looked like a interesting idea. I wish we could've seen what it looked like...
Kinda figures, what with their dire financial situation. I'm sure the trilogy would have been too expensive for them to feel comfortable with
This is a bummer. I'd love to see what Del Toro's imagination could produce in a video game.
Doomed from the start, never ever ever ever announce a game when its not ready to be announced or it will be doomed, *cough cough* ffversus13, last guardian, duke nukem forever....a ton of more games that took awhile or vaporware, yeah I almost forgot Starcraft:Ghost which BTW was never officially canceled...
Jason Rubin is being really smart as their new president. Cutting *** that won't make money or is cost inefficient in THQ's current situation, and sticking to few big projects with strong teams.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why you don't announce a game years before you have anything to show for it.
A shame, would have been interesting to see.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I LOVE GUILLERMO DEL TORO AND I LOVE VIDEO GAMES AND I WAS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT HE IS CAPABLE OF IN THE VIDEO GAME ARTISTIC MEDIUM.
Was this suppose to be a horror video game? I wonder if it would have been good.
I was actually keeping a far off eye on this game. Too bad, indeed
That blows. Hopefully he can get with a better suited Dev team and get this puppy out there
For some reason I like this. Maybe it's just that another horror game (that was what Insane was supposed to be, right?) isn't going to get published, or maybe it's that I don't really like Guillermo del Toro. Not sure which.
Would THQ just die already so other publishers can actually make the games developers have been working hard on?
Its like a candy store run poorly (through bad advertising, acquisitions, business deals) even though the candy they're trying to sell is delicious.
Please THQ. Just die.
As soon as the trailer premiered, everyone was saying how this game was never going to see the light of day.
knew that was coming
THQ can't handle this right now. That's cool that Del Toro has the rights again. They can just take it to somewhere else.
Shame. I was looking forward to what these game could be all about. I was hoping for something very on the Lovecraft style. Del Toro is almost as twisted as H.P. was.
This is very unfortunate, but I can understand the circumstances. THQ couldn't bet time, money and human resources to an ambiguous new IP promised sometime in 2013, and very likely to fall back into 2014, at least not in their current state. But they weren't unhappy with progress (as it seems there was very little to begin with) so in giving the rights back to Del Toro they made sure that he can approach another dev with the project. This goes to show both the terrible state THQ is in now, and also how wonderful Jason Rubin is as their new boss.