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THQ needs partner to bring Warhammer MMO to market

Publisher is being "realistic" about financial cost of project

THQ is currently looking for a partner to bring its MMO Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium to market.

In a conference call to investors following the release of the company's third quarter results, CEO Brian Farrell confirmed that the high costs of development are putting a burden on the project.

"While the game in development promises to be a high-quality consumer offering, because of the large financial commitment and associated risks, we are being realistic about our resources and we are actively seeking a partner for this compelling MMO," he said.

The game is slated for a financial year 2014 release and was first announced in 2007. Last month it was suggested that the project was up for sale as the publisher struggles to keep itself afloat following years of cuts.

THQ revealed yesterday that losses for the third quarter had grown to $56 million.

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