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South Park, Metro: Last Light, Company of Heroes 2 delayed

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.


Edited On 06 Nov, 2012

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Wey1's avatar
Wey1 4 years ago
south park possibly for next gen?
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Thats a huge shame. I was really looking forward to South Park.
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AvatarIII 4 years ago
"Other titles currently in the works at THQ include Saints Row: The Third" hasn't that been out for ages already?
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Sorry was mean't to say a sequel to..
Joe Anderson (Editor) 4 years ago
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Beazi 4 years ago
Had South Park on pre-order here. Gutted that it wont be here any time soon, but hopefully it will be worth the wait. I'm not too fussed about Next-Gen as this Generation is still churning up some great games and pushing some boundaries, so I hope it will be a PS3 release
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adwan 4 years ago
Moved to avoid other games maybe? Will be interesting to see when GTAV releases as these could well be pushed back again to avoid losing sales to it. Same goes for the likes of Bioshock and Tomb Raider as i'm sure THQ will be well aware those two games could also take away sales as well.
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Bruticus 4 years ago
Wasn't the last Metro put back aggggggggggeeeeeeeees?? It doesn't bother me too much, but things shouldn't be put back too far because people get fed up with them, especially when you've had as many teasers as we have had for Last Light
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Rachael 4 years ago
Really annoyed about SouthPark, was really looking forward to that :(
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COP3Y DUNT 4 years ago
I never finished the last metro. I didn't know they were releasing another one.
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COP3Y DUNT 4 years ago
I never finished the last metro. I didn't know they were releasing another one.
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Acid360 4 years ago
I'm happy for thq to take the time to polish there games Metro 2033 was amazing and that game got delayed quite a lot and South Park 2014 ? My guess next gen release.
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Dead 4 years ago
I'm a bit worried South Park won't see the light of day now, it's no secret that THQ have been having money problems, if they go belly up before South park is finished I'm going to be gutted.
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god I hope not. Then again, it's a pretty big franchise, maybe not quite as big as Simpsons or Family Guy are but I think there's still a nice slot for it. Would certainly prefer it over Homefront 2.
Robichoico 4 years ago
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THQ are only publishing it though. Isn't it being developed by Obsidian? Given that it's such a big licence (and it actually looks like a really clever use of the licence), if THQ do go under I can see another publisher picking it up.
preyalone 4 years ago

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