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THQ Cleaning House And Closing Studios?
Posted By: Raymond Padilla - Monday, November 03, 2008 4:56 PM

According to Wired's Game|Life, THQ is rumored to be shutting down five of its internal development studios. Wired claims:

"The official developer list has been removed without warning, replaced with a list that includes 5 fewer studios than the previous version. Presumably we'll hear some official confirmation on THQ's plans when the publisher reveals its quarterly financial reports this Wednesday."


THQ's critics point out that the company's recent offerings have been weak outside of its successful WWE and Nickelodeon games. An uneven portfolio combined with current economic conditions make this a tough time to be releasing risky titles, especially original franchises. It'll be interesting to see what announcements are included in THQ's financial report on Wednesday.



Posted by gravy666 - Tuesday, November 04, 2008 5:45 AM
Maybe THQ will start making good games.

Posted by cgore88 - Tuesday, November 04, 2008 3:49 AM
good maybe they wont suck so much

Posted by Curare - Tuesday, November 04, 2008 3:34 AM
Now come clean the shelvs of all the games you make that don't sell at my Gamestop.

Posted by Bookshelf - Monday, November 03, 2008 9:57 PM
MX Vs ATV Untamed.... lol more like fail of the year.

what ever happened to 989 Studios?

Posted by r_pad - Monday, November 03, 2008 9:36 PM
@SilentSniper Of course there are exceptions, but if you look at THQ's catalog as a whole and take away the WWE/Nickelodeon stuff, you're not left with much.

Posted by Triple6ix - Monday, November 03, 2008 8:19 PM
I'll give you weak, try MX Vs ATV Untamed. That was disappointment of the year. FTLOG someone PLZ make a viable motocross game!!

Posted by SilentSniper - Monday, November 03, 2008 6:28 PM
offerings have been weak? wat bout Saints Row 2

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