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THQ: ’4 unannounced games started in the last 60 days’ – Rubin

Tuesday, 7th August 2012 10:38 GMT By Dave Cook

THQ president Jason Rubin has revealed that the company’s internal studios have started work on four new, currently unannounced titles. He’s also been keeping an eye on the progress of Homefront 2 and the new project from Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets.

Speaking with GI.biz, Rubin revealed, “I’ve been focusing primarily on upcoming projects including Darksiders 2, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Metro: Last Light and Homefront 2, as well as the titles being developed by Turtle Rock Studios, Collision, Crytek and Patrice Désilets.”

Rubin added, “Beyond our announced titles, in the last 60 days, all four of our internal studios began working on new titles that represent the type of product we believe will make THQ successful in the future.”

The quotes come after THQ financial report, in which Guillermo Del Toro’s project inSANE was deemed scrapped.

Check out the VG247 breakdown of THQ’s report here.

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  1. your postman

    how many of these unannounced games will wind up being canceled? half?
    i know it’s a harsh question (especially for the developers who’ve poured their souls into the projects) but it begs to be asked given the very nature of the games industry… plus thq.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Maximum Payne

    Company of Heroes will also sell good definitively.
    I am also very interesting what will Turtle Rock Studios and Patrice Desilets do.
    He was practically creator of Assassin and prince one of best IP previous and this gen.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DSB

    Of all the things he could’ve cut, Homefront 2 should really have been a no-brainer. It wasn’t good for them the first time around, and it’s not going to be the second time either.

    It doesn’t even matter if you get Valve to make it. It’s just stupid.

    @1 I think there’s a pretty good chance that they could be going for smaller projects, especially if they are new IPs. Wouldn’t be the first time that a change of pace saved a company in the games industry.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Homefront 1 sold for 2 million units and that’s something already.

    and it’s not stupid.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. viralshag

    @4, Didn’t it only ship 2 million units? I don’t know if it actually sold 2 million units…1

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DSB

    Right, it made so much money that it scared THQ into firing the entire studio as soon as it was released, clearly fearing that they might become too succesful.

    That makes about as much sense as the plot itself.

    It is really one of the stupidest pretences for any game that I can remember playing.

    Red Dawn is one of the worst movies ever made, but somehow it still manages to be smarter than Homefront. It really defies belief.

    Maybe I’m wrong, and maybe people will want to buy a sequel no matter how lousy the original was, but until then, I have enough faith in gamers to think that they’ll pass on it. And really, so should THQ.

    They should be better than that.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    “Right, it made so much money that it scared THQ into firing the entire studio as soon as it was released, clearly fearing that they might become too succesful.”

    Homefront 1 was just a bad game and it’s marketing campaign and setting worked. People bought hype.

    Logically speaking it was a mediocre game so they made a deal with experienced studio. Crytek Frankfurt is a Crytek’s core dev that created Crysis 1 and Far Cry 1.

    “That makes about as much sense as the plot itself.

    It is really one of the stupidest pretences for any game that I can remember playing.”

    Call Of duty have a crappy story too and it sells, you like it, so what?
    Homefront is a videogame with a bad story and cool setting.
    Bad story is always bad no matter what, but NK setting is just interesting. Crytek can do a much better job for sure.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. TD_Monstrous69

    My THQ doomsday clock remains unchanged (4 minutes to midnight).

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DSB

    @7 I don’t like CoD for the story, the story has always been outrageous.

    But there’s a big difference between something that’s outrageous, and something that is so stupid, that you’d have to be either uneducated or handicapped to believe it.

    The notion that Russia or the Soviet Union would be able to invade the US, like they do in Red Dawn or CoD may never have been feasible, but it is at least based on something real. The notion that North Korea would somehow be able to subjugate a militarily strong, technologically advanced, democratic, anti-communist South Korea, invade Japan which fits the very same description, and then America.. That’s just so mindnumbingly stupid, that any 13 year old kid should know better.

    It’s the equivalent of Cuba conquering Mexico and Brazil, using their mighty sugarcane catapults, loaded with unripe bananas, mounted on oil drum rafts.

    Like I said, it wouldn’t matter if they had Valve make it. It makes THQ look as indifferent and cynical about the games they put out, as Activision or EA. They’re backing a game that they know is stupid. It doesn’t deserve a sequel, but sadly THQ would rather act like an unthinking megapublisher, than try to build a brand as one that actually gives a crap.

    #9 2 years ago