THQ internal studios working on four unannounced projects

Jason Rubin claims development on several new games started in the last 60 days

THQ's internal studios have started work on four unannounced projects in the last 60 days.

Jason Rubin, the company's recently installed president, has used the first two months of his tenure to survey its slate of products, resulting in the Saints Row DLC, Enter The Dominatrix, being expanded into a full sequel, and inSane, Guillermo del Toro's incipient project, being cancelled.

"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.

"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."

Rubin wouldn't reveal any further details, but he said that the company was "definitely looking at new monetisation opportunities" based on current developments in the PC market and with digital platforms like Steam.

THQ returned to profitability in the first fiscal quarter after a long period of struggle. In the last 8 months, the company has reduced licensing costs and overheads by more than $210 million.

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Looks like THQ are going all hard core!
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Terence Gage Freelance writer 8 years ago
"I've been focusing primarily on upcoming projects including [...] Homefront 2
as well as the titles being developed by [...] Crytek"

So - this insinuates that they have another development in the works with Crytek that's not Homefront 2? Interesting.

I cannot really argue with Rubin's plan to focus on their core IPs and offload anything which may not make them profit, although I was quite looking forward to Insane - despite not really knowing much about it aside from del Toro's involvement. Presumably these four new projects started in the last 60 days will be sequels or spin-offs, but aside from that I'm not really interested in hearing more until there's actually something to talk about, as I've no real desire to know about a project three years before it's ready to launch.

Still hopeful they'll return to Red Faction one day. I still love the first game, and would like to see it go back to its FPS roots.
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 8 years ago
Why they don't announce the titles of these magic games now and maybe get a boost in their stock price or whatever else the investors need to see to be satisfied is beyond me. Then again canceling Del Toro's game wasn't exactly a good idea, I say. Eh, we shall see, I suppose.

And Yeah a new Red Faction would be really cool, but I'd like to see Volition finally get around to making a new Summoner game. Hell they can use whatever they were planning to use for any new Saint's Row game and make an open-world action/RPG with a co-op component. Yeah, yea, it's not a big franchise, but hell, i say if it's a good game and is marketed well, it will be a hit.
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Joshua Rose Executive Producer / Lead Designer, Storm Eagle Studios8 years ago
...based on current developments in the PC market and with digital platforms like Steam.
Another aide to the (near)-monopoly on the PC game industry.
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David Radd Senior Editor, IndustryGamers8 years ago
THQ is really starting to seem like they "get it" and have hopefully pulled out of that wild tailspin they were in. Rubin probably doesn't want to talk about the projects right now since some of theme will likely not shape up and get cancelled, but here's hoping they'll be around for a while yet and we'll get to see them.
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