I think at one time or another, we’ve all bought a game and been disappointed in the quality. Perhaps you bought the game because it was a tie in to something you liked (the Evil Dead games in my case) or because you were fooled by clever product descriptions. For whatever reason, you bought the game, and it was a disappointment. Well, in a recent interview, THQ’s VP of Global Publishing Ian Curran has come out and said that spending development dollars on a mediocre title equals death in the marketplace. I say good, publishers should be punished for releasing crap.
Curran had some really strong statements to make about how competitive the gaming market is days, and admitted that their games haven’t always been the best. In fact, he went so far as to admit that in the past, their games have been rushed to market before they were ready. It’s good to know that
Wheel of Fortune Saints Row 3 won’t be released until it’s finished. To be fair, THQ has had some great titles in the past, but they’ve also put out an enormous amount of crap not so great titles.
THQ has several new titles coming out this year, including WWE Smackdown vs RAW, Red Faction: Armageddon, and Saints Row 3. We’ll see once the reviews come out rather they are sticking to their promises.