An insider has revealed to N-Europe that publishing giant THQ is to close its doors.
I uh... I somewhat doubt that. Especially seeing as how a week or so ago they announced that we'd be seeing more of de Blob. Why would they announce that if they were going under?
Its entirely possible that whatever games the studios were working will be picked up by another publisher. I too have my doubts on this report, but for different reasons :(
Uhm... if a developer is shutting doors they should advertise their IPs even more in hope another company takes them after they announce closing doors. That would make sense. THQ is one developer I never actully bought a game from. But its still sad to see another great name in the industry go out. (if this article is true!)
It does seem unlikely, but then again, it seemed unlikely that Bungie would split from Microsoft before...you know...they did. It just goes to emphasize the great importance of strong 1st-party and 2nd-party support this gen. You just can't rely on 3rd parties anymore.
that would be sad.. maybe what they should have done was spunked 50 billions dollar away on the subprime and CDS market and then they would have got bailed out by the US government... their problem was they didn't lose enough money to be eligible for the TARP bailout.
GrieverSoul: I think there's a difference between saying "This IP has sold very well" and "You will see more of this IP." It's not really that big of a deal. I mean, they're not a company to be missed, really. They crap out shovelware and licensed games. They won't really be missed by any real gamers. And before responding, view this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... They only have a few really notably good releases, namely Saint's Row, de Blob, and STALKER (which was PLAGUED with so many glitches and bugs that parts of it were unplayable, and totally underdelivered on what it promised). I don't really care about THQ going under, as long as I get more de Blob.
I think you need to look at that list again, there are some amazing games on that list they have published
well thats what happens when you release inferior games for so long, im looking at you smackdown vs raw.
Any reputable sources on this?
All of a sudden they're shutting down? Bullsh1t.
man the one fking qaulity publisher goes Awal for flying fk sakes..i knew ishoudla bought 10copies of Company of heroes
I didn't see this one coming, if it's true? I hope not!!! That means no Conan 2!!! Ahhhhhh... Laugh all you want but I though Conan was good for what it was, a temporary diversion while I waited for GOW3!
I guess no Saint's Row 3 then?!! Bummer...
I doubt that closing a publisher would destroy a series, i bet theres plenty of companies that would buy its license.
Fine by me if true.. Haven't purchased a title from THQ for a long time.
why they didn't make that on console?! :( all that graphic all that blast explode. oh man. but they announced CoH Tales of Visperiya (maybe wrong spell)
not only is that misspelled its completly the wrong word lol its Tales of Valor
If they made decent games.
its entirely possible.and for those that dont know,THQ loses the right to the series in 2010.All that said,they have the UFC license, goodluck to them in the future.
As long as they release Legends of wrestlemania in March i am happy. That game got a simplefied control scheme, ala Smackdown 4/5. Also it has Wrestlers in it that would never be in a regular smackdown. So far even the Ultimate warrior is confirmed to be in the game.
Dear lord , i wont miss them a bit .. but it's quite silly that they survived for so long without ANY good games , and then dies after finally releasing 1-2 good games .
Whats with all the THQ hate? They released the Company of Heroes series (with a second expansion on the way) along with all the Warhammer 40k Dawn of War series (it has what, 3 or 4 expansions?). CoH is probably my favorite RTS of all time, so it is pretty silly to say they don't have or have ever released good games.
Without any good games? Iunno about you but personally I think the Warhammer 40k, Company of Heroes and Saint Row series are pretty good, not to mention other gems such as Rise of Nations and Red Faction.
COH is what a rts game should be, play that online and you will know what I am talking about. When one game online can last for hours on end and keep you interested, thats a good game in my book. Now if someone could remake Dune 2000, coh replaced it as my favorite rts.
since they do have revenue from the WWE games and the minor kid games that they have. UFC will be enough to keep them afloat, if it dosnet SUCK.
Dawn of war! nooooooooooo!
This seems a bit off..since Dawn of War II is about to be released. Will wait for an official announcment
Even more important. WWE Legends of Wrestlemania, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!
SVR makes them money every year, just like madden makes money for EA everyone..then they have other games too, so its very unlikely they will close
Don't be stupid! it says it was debunked!!! That means they are not closing. Plus they are about to publish what will be a huge money maker in UFC 2009 Undisputed! Stop skipping school to play games high speed.
Perhaps this is simply their European division? THQ, though "small" has always turned out really great product and sold well enough to grow over the years. They're responsible for some of the gold over the past 2 gens, stuff like Sphynx, Tak, and yes even Destroy All Humans was enjoyable.
lol debunked and updated on the website
It must be fake of no other site is reporting this news.
What the hell does this mean for Voliton and the wrestling and fighting game developers?!?
THQ EU NOT THQ overall just the europe offices this story is friggin lame
No Chance, they have been making money not losing it.
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