Wednesday, August 10, 2011

THQ shuts down 3 more studios

So last year Australia's largest game studio Krome shut down there 3 bases in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. Only Brisbane remains with a small group, with them gone THQ was the largest Australian gaming company... not anymore.
Today THQ as part of there reconstruction has shut down Blue Tongue studios (famous for "De Blob") and THQ Australia (A Brisbane studio).
On top of this they also shut down THQ Digital Phoenix (was Rainbow studios).
THQ has not been going well, this year they have shut down
Kaos Studios (the studio behind homefront), THQ Digital Warrington (formerly Juice Games) and they sold off there wireless section.

Also they have dropped the Red Fraction series and the MX vs. ATV franchise.
Homefront (while selling good) made a 26% stock loss for the company.
Oh and there new logo is (I think) sh!t!
THQ seems to be in a pickle and hits hard where I am with now 200 people looking for jobs in a country where only indie titles make good money (e.g HalfBrick).
the only question now is, whos next?
ps. makes me sad with the pic Sad
pps. 9th is also my birthday >(

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