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THQ Call Time On Red Faction

Matt Gardner
Red Faction, Red Faction: Armageddon, Sales, THQ, Volition Inc.

THQ Call Time On Red Faction

The avalanche of Q1 data that has been flying around of late has not exactly gone to plan for many, with THQ posting losses of around $38 million. An investor call this morning revealed that due to relatively poor sales for Red Faction Guerilla and RF: Armageddon, the publisher will not be pursuing a continuation of the Red Faction series. It comes as something of a blow to THQ, considering that the series was one of the few of their IPs that fell under the umbrella of 'transmedia' - making the jump to comics, books and visual entertainment.

'Given that that title, now in two successive versions, has just found a niche, we do not intend to carry forward with that franchise in any meaningful way,' stated CEO Brian Farrell. 'In today's hit-driven, core gaming business, even highly-polished titles with a reasonable following like Red Faction face a bar that continues to move higher and higher. Moving forward, our core game titles must meet a very high quality standard with strong creative and product differentiation, appeal to a broad audience, and be marketed aggressively.'

Moving forward, Volition's staff will be split between finishing off Saints Row: The Third and helping out on Guillermot Del Toro's upcoming horror title inSane. [via Industry Gamers]

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cheesemp1  Jul. 29, 2011 at 13:10

Shame. I loved guerilla. Jet packing onto a hill and then disintegrating a base was good fun. Didn't bother with Armageddon as it just looked like another FPS zombie game...


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