Film director and aspiring game maker Guillermo del Toro has decided not to create another video game.
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Guillermo del Toro may have found a new home for his Lovecraftian horror game idea he calls Insane.
THQ has shuttered development on Guillermo Del Toro's Insane and returned the IP rights to the Mexican director, the publisher announced during a recent quarterly financial call.
New president of THQ Jason Rubin also noted that the publisher has decided not to develop any more casual Facebook or mobile games in order to focus on the types of games THQ is known for, by which we assume he means diverse mid-tier titles.
"By canceling these explorations outside of our core business, we feel we can improve focus on our core game portfolio, which remains unchanged," he explained.
When I sat down to chat with Danny Bilson during THQ's pre-E3 showcase event in North London earlier this month, I had no idea that, just over a week later, he would no longer be with the publisher. Hindsight is a beautiful thing, but I'm convinced there was something about the way he introduced presentations on Company of Heroes 2, Metro: Last Light and Darksiders 2 to European press that morning that was, for want of a better term, off.
A troubled THQ will imminently announce 170 layoffs, according to a new report.
Independent industry suit Kevin Dent claimed to have been sitting on the news "for a week or so". His Twitter conversation with THQ's vice president of technology Mark DeLoura suggests this is for real.
"This is probably going to break in the morning, I have sat on it for a week or so. The culling at THQ was 170+ souls including Mark DeLoura," broadcast Kevin Dent, directing the message at DeLoura.
Undermined publisher THQ has publicly recommitted to developing a host of core games - some of them years away.
THQ has denied cancelling its 2014 line-up of games - but the future of ambitious Warhammer 40,000 MMO Dark Millennium Online is less certain.
The publisher responded to a gloomy rumour spread on Twitter by video game executive Kevin Dent. He heard that the Warhammer 40,000 MMO and the THQ 2014 line-up had been cancelled. Dent had also heard THQ was "offering" itself for sale to Asian companies.
THQ's response, via a statement offered to VG247, read: "THQ has not cancelled its 2014 line-up, and has not made any decisions regarding the planned MMO.
Anyone expecting cult movie director Guillermo Del Toro's forthcoming survival horror game Insane to be crammed full of lengthy cinematics might come away disappointed - turns out the first-time video game developer hates cutscenes.
Insane, the Lovecraftian horror from Guillermo del Toro, Saints Row developer Volition and publisher THQ, is "really, really nasty", the movie director has said.
Video games represent "a bridge to the future of genre narrative" and Hollywood underestimates them at its peril, so says acclaimed film director and soon-to-be video game producer Guillermo del Toro.
Spanish film maker Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) has said there are still two or three more years to go on his THQ horror game Insane.
Guillermo del Toro's planned inSANE trilogy will take between eight and ten years to build, publisher THQ has revealed.
Guillermo del Toro and Volition's 2013 horror game inSANE is the first chapter in a planned trilogy.
Director's creepy title coming 2013.