Jason Rubin, THQ's new president, has said those who are skeptical of the publisher due to their financial predicament don't recognize the strength and breadth of its software line-up.
Rubin stated that games such as South Park: The Stick of Truth, as well as Metro: Last Light and Company of Heroes 2 are all quality titles but yet naysayers continue to predict that such titles still won't be able to save THQ.
"How many titles got people walking up on stage at the Xbox conference? Well THQ did. Everyone's out there beating us up, but there we were, along with the big games. Everyone's saying, 'Oh, look, Stick of Truth.' They're looking forward to it, that could be huge... but 'THQ isn't going to make it'.
"There seems to be this disconnect. Metro gets best game shown nominations, but 'THQ may not make it'. Company of Heroes - nominations, but 'THQ isn't going to make it'. People are so used to the downward slope that they don't see that it can flatten out. So I'm here to make it flatten out and then turn the corner."
Jason Rubin, who is a co-founder of Naughty Dog, as well as creating the iconic Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter franchise, was appointed by THQ as their president last month due to a "major leadership restructuring" at the publisher. His interviews, though, have led him to clarify several quotes including one about dropping Darksiders.
In addition to the above titles THQ has in the pipeline, the studio also has Crytek working on a successor to Homefront.