SPOnG has received news from THQ that can just about be called good, if you squint at it in just the right light. While the publisher has confirmed to us that staff have, indeed, been laid off at its Big Huge Games studio, this is not because the developer is being completely closed.
"We continue to pursue a sale of Big Huge Games", a THQ rep told SPOnG. "Yesterday, some of the staff were notified that they were not going to be part of the future direction of the studio. We are not providing exact headcounts at this time."