THQ has a new president and the company has lost a few familiar names, according to reports. THQ CEO and Chairman Brain Farell will be remaining in his position but the company now has Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin in as the new president of the company. Rubin worked for Naughty Dog until 2004 before joining a few other companies and now he’s heading up THQ. We’re hoping that having the creator of Crash Bandicoot at the helm will assist the company, given how many problems they’ve had of late.
THQ has incredible internal and external game development teams, and an exciting slate of games in its development pipeline. The recent transformation of THQ into a creator of wholly-owned IP has placed it in a perfect position to leverage future trends in the game business. I look forward to working with the management team and board to realize the company’s goals.”
THQ’s executive vice president Danny Bilson has left the company, along with Dave Davis. Brian Farell said, “Danny has made significant contributions to THQ, and we thank him for his efforts. Along with Danny, Dave has been instrumental in getting our strong pipeline into production.” What is next for the company is an ever-increasing shift toward core titles and a lot less involvement in licensed games, which is looking to be a very good thing. Check back later on for a peek at my Darksiders 2 hands-on to see what we mean.
Source : GamesIndustry.biz