In case you were given the impression that THQ would be pulling the plug on everything (or at least its software lineup) by 2014, the publisher reassures that nothing of the sort will be happening as far as it officially knows. THQ is responding to rumors sparked by the Twitter feed of industry analyst Kevin Dent, who earlier cautioned that the publisher as it prepares itself for a possible sale.
These rumors also suggested the cancellation of THQ`s Dark Millenium MMO based on Games Workshop`s Warhammer 40,000 franchise, and apparently became a large enough concern for THQ who has since had to issue an official call denying any plans to cancel its entire 2014 software lineup. In an official statement released to press:
``THQ has not cancelled its 2014 line-up, and has not made any decisions regarding the planned MMO. As part of the ongoing review of our business, we have made decisions to ensure that the company is strategically addressing the most attractive markets.
``Our slate for calendar 2012 and beyond is focused on high-quality core games and continues to build our digital platform and business. We are excited for our pipeline of original and high-quality content along with our relationships with some of the best talent in the industry.``
The company will be tackling a more focused release schedule from here on out, including some serious alignment of its priorities for the casual and kids game sectors. The statement did not address the rumor that THQ would be putting itself or its IP up for sale, but it sure beamed over the sales performance of Saints Row: The Third and WWE 12, both of which outperformed their predecessors by a fair amount.