Following THQ's announcement that it will acquire Rise of Nations and Catan developer Big Huge Games, Gamasutra asked THQ executive vice president Jack Sorensen about what appears to be a growing consolidation trend in the industry.
"I've heard these things for almost 20 years being in the business, where, 'Oh my god, there's a scarcity!'" Sorensen said. "And it hasn't happened; people join together and form things -- sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't -- but I'm not really feeling like there's some rush because 'there's only a few left.' In that sense, I don't feel like there is some death match here, 'who's going to be there at the end.'"