Not looking good for THQ
Over 240 THQ staff members got cut yesterday, including VP of tech Mark Deloura. What does this mean for THQ? What does this mean for their titles? WHAT ABOUT SAINTS ROW 4?!
Well as far as the games go, THQ is claiming that they are going to try to stay away from “Kids” games and try to focus more on their “Core” titles. Keeping titles like UFC: Undisputed 3, Darksiders 2, and new comer inSANE. Dropping some Nickolodean and Dream Works games like SpongeBob SquarePants and Kung Foo Panda.
The only problem is that THQ needs to do well of these upcoming titles. THQ has been warned of possible delisting for the NASDAQ Stock Exchange, keeping the rest of the remaining employees on edge. As far as the higher ups? CEO Brian Farrel and the other company directors are taking a 50% pay cut. Farrel also went on to say that “THQ will be a more streamlined organization focused only on our strongest franchises,” he then went on to discuses Saints Row 3 which is one of their “strongest franchises” which has done 3.8 million copies since November, and is expected to sell about 5-6 million in is lifetime.
The next few months will prove to be detrimental for THQ its employees, hoping for a better year then last.