As THQ's share price continues its extraordinary plummet over the years, from $33.73 five years ago to now just 66 cents according to Kotaku AU, it has had to take some extreme cost cutting measures to stay afloat.
These videos probably won't last long, considering how fast THQ pulled offline the previous sneak peek, so check them out while you can!
An anonymous ex-THQ Studio Australia developer has given Kotaku AU the tip off that they have just uploaded three videos onto youtube which showcases the Avengers movie-tie in game that they were working on before THQ pulled the plug on their Australian studios.
THQ executive vice-president and chief financial officer, Paul Pucino, has defended his company's decision to axe a number of internal studios this year, including Homefront developer Kaos Studio, THQ Digital Warrington in the UK, Blue Tongue Entertainment in Melbourne, THQ Studio Australia in Brisbane, and THQ Digital Phoenix in Arizona.
Well, I guess you had to be fairly quick to see this. Not long after word had spread that there was a 1 minute and 20 second long video showing off some animation from THQ Studio Australia's The Avengers game was up on the internets, Marvel Entertainment stepped in and pulled it offline. The footage apparently showed off Thor, Captain America and Hawkeye in action and was uploaded as an animation showcase by a former senior animator from the Brisbane studio.
In a "strategic realignment" to steer development away from "licensed kids titles and movie-based entertainment properties" and push "focus to high-quality owned IP with broad appeal", publisher THQ has decided to close its games development operations in Australia.
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. We develop and publish content for gaming platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360®, Nintendo Wii™, Sony PlayStation® 3. Not only do we have a portfolio of top-selling, award-winning interactive entertainment but a friendly, supportive and creative organisational culture.