Posted on January 24, 2008,

THQ Closes Studio, Frontlines PS3 Cancelled, No More Juiced or Stuntman

stuntman.jpgTHQ made a barrage of announcements yesterday as it announced an updated guidance for its third fiscal quarter, which ended on December 31, 2007, as well as for the fourth quarter, which ends on March 31, 2008. While Q3 revenue guidance was increased due to Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 and MX vs. ATV Untamed overperforming, but an underperformance by Stuntman: Ignition, Rataouille and Conan didn’t do much to help THQ.

The PlayStation 3 version of Frontlines: Fuel of War has been cancelled along with The PlayStation 2 version of Destroy All Humans!: Big Willy Unleashed. The 360 and PC versions of Frontlines shouldn’t be at all impacted by the PS3 cancellation.

One of THQ’s studios, Concrete Games, will be closed. It’s expected that the majority of the staffers will be offered jobs at other THQ studios.

Lastly, the company also announced that it will not further pursue either the Stuntman or Juiced franchises. I was never a big fan of Stuntman, but I could see its appeal. As for Juiced – good riddance, I say. It was an awful knock-off of the Need for Speed Underground games, which gave far too much attention to the underground, Fast and The Furious racing scene.

via GamesIndustry.biz

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5 Comments on THQ Closes Studio, Frontlines PS3 Cancelled, No More Juiced or Stuntman

weclock

On January 24, 2008 at 10:44 pm

and nothing of value was lost.

Art

On January 25, 2008 at 1:11 am

Shows racing games are least of importance. However I would like to see a really really great wwe game with updated rosters and and a barrage of new content. I read every year wwe is better and in reality never is. They just tweak it. Now being a guy who is 36 has watched wwe every week since i was in a crib, thinks I know a little more about wrestling then anyone. Being I was in the inside of a real wwe gym growing up and hanging with wrestlers could give some great great achievable ideas.. But the ways things are going I see that going under in a few years and someone else picking up the rights again.

License to ill

On January 25, 2008 at 9:36 am

Frontlines demo on 360 was a little boring… :???:

TommyBoy

On January 25, 2008 at 11:40 am

It looked okay, Id love to know why it was canceled?

Chris

On January 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm

@Art – I wouldn’t say racing games are of the least importance given how well Gran Turismo and Need for Speed sell.

@TommyBoy – I can’t say for sure, but I’ll see if we can find out.