THQ delays several games
Following its all but great financial results, THQ has decided to delay the release of a number of games.
South Park: The Stick of Truth has been pushed back two months, so instead of March next year, it will now be May 2013. Metro: Last Light and Company of Heroes 2 were expected to be released early next year, but they have received additional development time in order to make sure the quality is top notch when they ship.
THQ president Jason Rubin stated the following:
“I firmly believe releasing our fourth quarter titles without extra time for polish in the current environment would lead to underperformance that could in turn lead to future additional capital shortfalls but extending development schedules in order to make the best possible titles also has financial implications,”
“Yet there can be no doubt which path has the greatest chance of leading to the long-term success of the company. We must follow the course that generates the highest quality games, and will establish THQ as a mark of quality for the consumer.”
With THQ stock falling faster than a brick from a 20 story building and nothing noteworthy coming out from the company until almost halfway next year, the question is if the additional development time granted wouldn’t result in the games never seeing the light of day. If THQ were to go bankrupt that is.