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Another round of firings strikes THQ
Posted: 27.01.2012 23:28 by Comments: 3
Following THQ's recent announcement that they would abandon family-oriented games, the publisher has confirmed that a new round of layoffs have been made, mostly in the publisher's administration and publishing departments.


According to a press statement by THQ: "THQ confirms a reduction in force to the company's administration and publishing organization. As recently announced, the company is exiting the kids' licensed games category, and is focusing on its core game franchises and developing its digital initiatives."

None of the company's core internal studios, including Vigil, Volition, Relic, THQ San Diego, and THQ Montreal, were unaffected by the layoffs.

THQ will be holding an investor conference call on the 2nd February to lay out its new strategic plan and what the future holds for the publisher.
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Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 28, 2012
herodotus
They still maintain that the company will not fold and cancel it's 2012 lineup I'm guessing. We'll see, after the investor conference just what IS actually going on.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jan 28, 2012
JonahFalcon
If they started firing people from their core internal studios, THAT'S when you could think that. Too many high profile games coming down the pipe this year.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 28, 2012
herodotus
Just being a Devil's Advocate as I know they're working hard on the "Company of Heroes" website at present. Funny that "COHO" was canned, though.
I'd hate to see Relic go to EA....erk.