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THQ Lays Off 30 From uDraw Team

by Ben Reeves on Dec 09, 2011 at 01:40 PM

The consumer market is hard. Sometimes people make money, and sometimes people end up udrawing a pink slip from their inbox.

THQ recently laid off several members of its Play THQ development team in Agoura Hills. We reached out to a THQ spokesperson and received the following statement:

Due to weaker than expected sales of the uDraw Game Tablet, we are taking a difficult but important step to reduce the number of employees that supported this brand. 30 people will be leaving the company and business unit leader Martin Good will also be leaving to pursue new opportunities outside the company. This action will allow us to reduce costs, increase efficiency and increase the focus of our organization.

WWE '12 and Saints Row: The Third are two of the top games this holiday season and we also have another huge hit coming up in February with the launch of UFC 3. We want to make sure that we are focused on maximizing the sales and profitability of these titles as well as the broader pipeline of titles that matter most to our future.

We wish those who are now looking for work the best of luck.