The latest financial report from THQ has revealed that a number of THQ's fourth quarter releases are now to be pushed back, with additional time required to ensure that they are "market-ready".
Those games include South Park: The Stick of Truth, Company of Heroes 2, and Metro: Last Light.
Both Company of Heroes 2 and Metro: Last Light are now due to launch in March rather than earlier next year. The Stick of Truth has been shoved back to "early fiscal 2014", meaning we can expect it sometime after April 2013.
"Our fourth quarter releases are the first titles that I have had the ability to materially impact, and experience told me that the games needed additional development time to be market-ready," stated THQ president, Jason Rubin.
"I firmly believe releasing our fourth quarter titles without extra time for polish in the current environment would lead to underperformance that could in turn lead to future additional capital shortfalls. But extending development schedules in order to make the best possible titles also has financial implications. Yet there can be no doubt which path has the greatest chance of leading to the long-term success of the company. We must follow the course that generates the highest quality games, and will establish THQ as a mark of quality for the consumer."
According to Rubin, THQ are currently armed with a ten-strong development slate for FY2014 and beyond, reporting that "almost all of which" are original IP's.