THQ Outlines Games Plan
THQ today outlined its product release schedule through its 2014 fiscal year and beyond. The publisher noted that none of its planned projects have been canceled as part of the realignment.
As previously announced, THQ is exiting development of traditional kids' licensed console games, concluded negotiations with two licensors, and is negotiating arrangements with two others. THQ also has no future commitments or plans to manufacture uDraw hardware.
THQ will now focus on creating core games and digital initiatives. As part of the restructuring, CEO Brian Farrell took a fifty percent pay cut for the year and the publisher will cut 240 jobs from now through September.
Rumors began swirling last month that the publisher canceled its entire 2014 slate. That doesn't appear to be the case. THQ published the following release schedule for its titles currently in development:
THQ has announced the following core releases scheduled through fiscal 2013 (April 1, 2012-March 31 2013)
UFC Undisputed - Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 - February 14, 2012
Darksiders II - Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC - June 2012
South Park: The Game - Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC - Q3 FY13
Annual WWE Game - TBA - Q3 FY13
Metro: Last Light - Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC - Q4 FY13
Devil’s Third - Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC - Q4 FY13
The company also has in development two unannounced core titles for release in fiscal 2013.
THQ’s lineup of future titles announced for fiscal 2014 (April 1, 2013-March 31 2014) and beyond includes:
Un-named Original Title - Turtle Rock Studio (external)
Dark Millennium Online - Vigil and Relic
inSANE - Volition
Homefront 2 - Crytek (external)
Patrice Désilets Original Title - THQ Montreal
The company also has in development four unannounced core titles for release in fiscal 2014 and beyond.
The majority of all unannounced titles are company-owned IP.