Update: THQ has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s rumour.
THQ has not cancelled its 2014 line-up, and has not made any decisions regarding the planned MMO. As part of the ongoing review of our business, we have made decisions to ensure that the company is strategically addressing the most attractive markets. As we have previously announced, we have dramatically reduced our commitment to the kids’ boxed games sector which leads to a significantly more focused release schedule moving forward. Our slate for calendar 2012 and beyond is focused on high-quality core games and continues to build our digital platform and business. We are excited for our pipeline of original and high-quality content along with our relationships with some of the best talent in the industry.
Original: There are rumours flying around the internet today that THQ is in a lot of trouble, with reports suggesting that the publisher is looking for a buyer.
The main source of this rumour seems to be Kevin Dent, an industry veteran who is currently heading up the IGDA Mobile Special Interest Group.
According to Dent, not only has the publisher cancelled its 2014 line-up, including a Games Workshop’s MMO it was working on (probably Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online), but it is also offering itself to Asian firms to increase value.
We are presuming that titles due for this year, such as Darksiders II, Metro: The Last Light, and Devil’s Third are unaffected.