South Park, Company of Heroes 2, Metro: Last Light Delayed

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#101 Posted by Humanity (8814 posts) -

Whats even more depressing is how were hanging hopes that this creative developer will get pulled out of their financial woes by a yearly, iterative wrestling game.

#102 Posted by mbr2 (559 posts) -

I'm not worried about 4A not getting funding. If THQ crashes and burns then I could see someone like 1C picking them up.

#103 Posted by dcgc (878 posts) -

No, my South Park!

#104 Posted by Smokey_Earhole (473 posts) -

Not to shill the competition here, but there is a wonderful article on Polygon detailing the demise of Kaos Studios that also talks about THQ and their role in the chaos (sorry) surrounding Homefront.

Seriously it's a really great read.

#105 Posted by henriksultan (13 posts) -

>_< this sucks, I truly hope for things to turn around for THQ! Already bought CoH2 and im freaking jizzing my pants while thinking about it and waiting....

#106 Posted by kagato (895 posts) -

A damn shame, i loved Darksiders II and Saints Row was one of my top played games, i hope things pick up for them as id hate to see them go out of business.

#107 Posted by BoOzak (881 posts) -

I hope that Warhammer 40k RPG is still happening... but I doubt it. ;(

#108 Posted by KaneRobot (1420 posts) -

Basically "hanging up the phone" and refusing to answer questions is fucking bush league. Have a little regard for whatever few shareholders you have left. Pricks.

#109 Posted by hermes (1376 posts) -

Really? Darksiders 2 "underperformed"

That is some bad news. Other than that and Saints Row, I don't think THQ has any IP that has potential to let them off the hook. At best, all the others can recoup the cost of production.

In a related comment: Isn't THQ overselling their games? I remember Homefront and Saints Row 3 advertising being everywhere when they released. Kind of odd coming from a company with such financial problems...

#110 Edited by jasondesante (601 posts) -

i really hope the south park game is actually fun.

#111 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Based on the Polygon article about the development of Homefront that Patrick linked in another article, I wonder if these delayed games are suffering from further management problems.

#112 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

@machinerebel said:

My mind is fucking blown here: Someone is actually giving Obsidian MORE time to finish a game. WHAT.

Not necessarily. Alpha Protocol was hit by some pretty big delays, but the publisher only did that to avoid a busy season, Obsidian weren't actually given any more time to work on the game.

#113 Posted by Mumrik (1076 posts) -

@Funkydupe said:

DICKTITS!

Sounds like another word for genital warts.

#114 Posted by Ravelle (1189 posts) -

The whole fiscal year thing always confuses me.

#115 Posted by Zero1 (1 posts) -

I hope South Park is a good game , I'm looking forward to playing it.

#116 Posted by Spiritof (2021 posts) -

Thanks, Romney.

#117 Posted by thehideousshrew (206 posts) -

I ama little dismayed at these delays, but moreso at the ever increasing layoffs we've been seeing in the industry. I hope this doesn't foreshadow studio closures. Creative people need jobs.

#118 Posted by KlUMZeE (315 posts) -

Man, that sucks that Darksiders 2 didn't do well, and I really hope that THQ can keep themselves afloat; they've been publishing some really interesting game over the past few years and it would be tragic if they shut down and those IPs (Saint's Row, Darksiders) wind up abandoned with no one to fund them.

#119 Posted by myslead (923 posts) -

buy more art tablets for xbox360

#120 Posted by FakeKisser (313 posts) -

This is sad, because THQ is putting out some quality stuff, now, and I do believe in Jason Rubin's vision for the company (less releases but better quality).

#121 Posted by Laiv162560asse (487 posts) -

I feel like this is a weird world we live in, where a sequel to a B-tier game that sold around a million can sell well over a million, despite a crowded release schedule, and still be deemed to have "underperformed". This says a lot more about corporate mismanagement and bloated development/marketing budgets, than it does about the video games market IMO.

If it's true that DS2 needed to sell 2 million in this time frame just to break even, I dunno wtf THQ were playing at. Better, bigger games released around the same time haven't even performed that well, yet they haven't heralded the end of their respective companies either. Let's face it, this is all about Udraw.

#122 Posted by Diablos1125 (179 posts) -

Hang in there THQ!! >.<

#123 Posted by lazerbot (13 posts) -

Damn, I was really looking forward to playing The Stick of Truth. I hope they can get it finished in time, and if they can't I hope the game gets moved to another studio so they can finish it.

#124 Posted by Uberjannie (294 posts) -

@Mumrik said:

@Funkydupe said:

DICKTITS!

Sounds like another word for genital warts.

You never played Bulletstorm?

#125 Posted by ripelivejam (3543 posts) -

feel bad for not picking up darksiders now, but i've spent a bit too much on games recently and can't justify it atm. i'll try to pick it up in the coming months. hope they pull through!

#126 Posted by Throat (39 posts) -

God damn it, wanted that south park game.

#127 Posted by Zaccheus (1788 posts) -

@lazerbot said:

Damn, I was really looking forward to playing The Stick of Truth. I hope they can get it finished in time, and if they can't I hope the game gets moved to another studio so they can finish it.

Obsidian is not owned by THQ, so if THQ goes down the publishing rights are hopefully sold to some other publisher and Obsidian gets to finish it.

#128 Posted by lazerbot (13 posts) -

@Zaccheus: I hate to see people lose their jobs, so I hope THQ doesn't fold, but at least its good to know that Obsidian could theoretically finish the game.

#129 Posted by Jodski (164 posts) -

I think that South Park is still popular enough to be a big enough success to keep THQ floating for a little while; at least until SR4 is ready to ship (fingers crossed).

#130 Edited by MetalMoog (907 posts) -

THQ are one of those devs that I wouldn't miss if they folded. After countless WWE games with massive amounts of lag and generally unplayable online multiplayer with no fixes made in any subsequent versions THQ is a terrible developer IMO. You can only go so long dropping mediocre products before sales are impacted massively.

#131 Edited by MrKlorox (11206 posts) -

I wonder what kind of trouble Metro is running into. THQ's previous CEO dude was talking it up like it was the saving throw for the company last year, then Rubin came and started talking-up Darksiders2 like it was going the be the big one instead. Do they keep seeing what the rest of the set-piece corridor shooters do (MoH/CoD) and alter their plans in order to separate themselves further from those games each time?

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