THQ has revealed in its latest set of financials that South Park: The Stick of Truth, Metro: Last Light and Company of Heroes 2 have all been delayed.
First up it was announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth has been pushed to "early fiscal 2014," which means it could be here any time after April 2013.
Next it was revealed that both Company of Heroes 2 and Metro: Last Light have also been delayed, with both now set to launch in March.
President Jason Rubin said of the delays, "Our fourth quarter releases are the first titles that I have had the ability to materially impact, and experience told me that the games needed additional development time to be market-ready.
"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."
Other titles currently in the works at THQ include a sequel to Saints Row: The Third, Homefront 2 and a mystery title which is being developed by Turtle Rock Studios.
Rubin say the publisher currently has ten titles in development for FY2014 and beyond, "almost all of which," are original IP's, rather than licensed ones.