Metro: Last Light Delayed

_PixelNinja

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The sequel to Metro 2033 is pushed back to 2013 because of THQ's financial situation:

Metro: Last Light has been delayed, moving back to Q4 FY 2013 – that is, the first quarter of calendar 2013; it had been expected in time for the holidays this year. Farrell said the delay will give time to “enhance and polish the gameplay of this hidden gem” as well as secure a better launch window; the game’s marketing budget has been doubled.

You can read more about THQ's situation and plans for the future here.
 

MorgothPl

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Seems THQ is going down... they also got warning by Nasdaq, that they could be delisted, if they don't improve the stock price. Pity, as they did some good games, but recently had bad streak of crap released.

Seems another publisher is going to bite the dust.
 

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Seems THQ is going down... they also got warning by Nasdaq, that they could be delisted, if they don't improve the stock price. Pity, as they did some good games, but recently had bad streak of crap released.

Seems another publisher is going to bite the dust.

THQ would have been fine if they hadn't royally fucked up with uDraw. They lost $56 million on it. They're lucky they didn't lose more or it would have killed them outright. SR3 and WW '12 literally saved them last year. On the plus side it sounds like they are much more heavily focused on releasing fewer titles and having them all be high quality. Darksiders 2 is getting a marketing boost as well.
 

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I hope they manage to get through this -- I quite enjoy the franchises they publish.
 

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THQ decided to pour money into casual gaming and took on enormous risk in doing so. They rolled the dice and lost big, which is unfortunate, but their core business, how they built their name, actually did quite well.

THQ looks to be collapsing back down to this same core, and is trimming everything else in the process. This isn't a bad thing. Projects which were having resources diverted away from them due to the casual gaming focus are seeing those same resources returned.

THQ never really forgot how to make great games; those titles, rather, just weren't being appreciated within the company as they once were.

THQ still has some great IP in the works. So long as they can convince investors that the fat has been trimmed and that those investors should hang in there, there is still light at the end of the tunnel.
 
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