THQ have announced that their former executive vice president of Core Games, Danny Bilson, has stepped down from his position and Naughty Dog's co-founder Jason Rubin will be replacing him. Rubin will be responsible for all of THQ’s worldwide product development, marketing, and publishing and report directly to chairman and CEO of THQ, Brian Farrell.
“Jason’s proven track record in the industry speaks for itself, and he is one of the brightest minds in the business,” said Brian Farrell. “We believe he can be a game changer and can contribute immensely to executing on our strategy of delivering quality connected core game experiences.
Additionally, the senior vice president of Core Studios, Dave Davis, is leaving THQ. Bilson, Davis, and the rest of the Core Games group at THQ were responsible for the comapny's recent rebranding from a licensed-game publisher to a developing and publishing one. Farrell had this to say about their departure.
“Danny has made significant contributions to THQ, and we thank him for his efforts. Along with Danny, Dave has been instrumental in getting our strong pipeline into production.”
Moving ahead, THQ is poised to continue delivering core games, and with Rubin at the helm, the ship could be setting sail towards a rich future. We'll have to wait and see.