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THQ abandons Red Faction franchise

No "meaningful" future for Volition's series.

THQ has pulled the plug on its Red Faction franchise following poor sales of RF: Armageddon.

Speaking at an investor call today, CEO Brian Farrell confirmed that "we do not intend to carry forward with that franchise in any meaningful way."

He added that the development team at Volition has been moved onto Guillermo del Toro's inSane survival horror project.

The series began back in 2001 as an FPS on PC and PlayStation 2, with a formal sequel following on a year later. Red Faction: Guerrilla switched to a third person perspective in 2009, picking up a sturdy 7/10 from Eurogamer.

Red Faction: Armageddon, released last month, matched that score but, as revealed earlier today, failed to do the business at retail.

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