THQ defend their upcoming roster
New president of THQ, Jason Rubin, has stated that the company is being unfairly slated despite having a strong line-up of titles. He believes that critics fail to see the strength they currently offer.
“How many titles got people walking up on stage at the Xbox conference? Well THQ did. Everyone’s out there beating us up, but there we were, along with the big games,” Rubin told GamesIndustry.
“There seems to be this disconnect,” he goes on. “Metro gets best game shown nominations, but ‘THQ may not make it’. Company of Heroes – nominations, but ‘THQ isn’t going to make it’. People are so used to the downward slope that they don’t see that it can flatten out. So I’m here to make it flatten out and then turn the corner.”
He has a point though, the company has been amidst a torrent of negativity since it made lay-off’s earlier in the year. But titles like Metro: Last Light look set to turn the company’s fortunes around.