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THQ's Rubin takes more job cuts off the table

Everything else is up for change, but THQ won't be cutting any more teams.

THQ's new president, Jason Rubin, has said that there will be no more team cuts at the publisher, following the shutdown of WWE All-Stars and UFC studio THQ San Diego. In an interview with Joystiq, Rubin said the company is down to the right level and he'll be taking a tour of THQ studios to decide how to proceed with current projects.

"We have the appropriate number of teams and the appropriate number of people working on products, and we're not gonna be continuing to cut teams. But as far as product goes, I think we'll have to find out exactly where that's going," Rubin told Joystiq.

Rubin confirmed that Gullermo del Toro's Insane is still coming, but every project in THQ's slate can be changed.

"I'm taking every project as clay, a clay statue that's been built. It's not nearly been completed. It can be augmented, it can be shrunk, it can be changed. Everything is up for change to make the best possible product that could be," said Rubin.

"I'm well aware of the other projects that are kind of in what you would call 'nebulous states' (though internally they may not be so nebulous)," Rubin added. "I have to go around and look at everything over the next few weeks, next month, and I have to then decide which of the titles are the titles we're gonna focus on based on what I believe our future should be."

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