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# 1DanielD Jan 25 2012, 22:11 PM
Hold on to your helmets for this one, ladies! THQ, publisher of Company of Heroes, just made public a News Release announcing which franchises their five internal studios were going to be focusing on. The truly exciting bit: Company of Heroes was listed as one of the IPs THQ would be creating a game for. Whether this will be an real time strategy game or not is as of yet unclear. We can only hope that rather than going the way of Warhamer 40,000: Space Marine (a first person shooter), loyal CoH fans will be given another brilliant RTS game.

If it is indeed a continuation of the WWII RTS, where will it be based? The beaches of the Pacific? The sands of North Africa? It is going to be difficult not to get too excited about this news. There has been some speculation recently that it will be a title similar to Company of Heroes: Online, some sort of free-to-play game but with the option to buy certain skins, hero units, et cetera. Of course, at this point all we know is that it is going to be something CoH related; with any luck more details will be given sooner rather than later. Any further news on the topic will be posted here as soon as it is made known to us.

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# 2JimRaynor Jan 31 2012, 03:31 AM
More Bad News About THQ.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012...and-admin-staff

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THQ lays off publishing and admin staff
"Publisher THQ is in the process of laying off more staff as it continues efforts to cut costs to a minimum.

According to the company it is culling multiple roles across its publishing and administration business although its five internal studios are not affected at this stage.

"THQ confirms a reduction in force to the company's administration and publishing organisation," said the company in a statement given to Game Informer. "The streamlined organisation reflects the company's new strategy. THQ's five internal studios were not affected by this action."

Yesterday the publisher reconfirmed its commitment to the core games business and dropped the focus on games aimed at younger audiences.

The company has not revealed how many roles are affected by the latest round of redundancies but numbers are thought to be significant. A further update is due following financial results on February 2 when sales are expected to be down to between $510 million and $550 million for the latest quarter.

The news comes in the same week that an alleged ex-employee wrote an open letter to the THQ board calling for senior management to be fired.

Last December the company let developers on its U-Draw project go after disappointing sales of the gadget and shut down three dev teams at a cost of 200 jobs. Kaos and THQ Digital in Warrington were also shuttered earlier in the year.

Rumours suggest that the company is also looking to offload its long-in-development Warhammer 40,000 MMO and is possibly seeking a sale to save the business."

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DanielD   THQ Announces Continuation of the Company of He...   Jan 25 2012, 22:11 PM
Aoenian   I think this is a game I'm going to play. And ...   Jan 25 2012, 22:19 PM
ntd   I think this is a game I'm going to play. And...   Jan 26 2012, 00:36 AM
Aoenian   Cool story :P True story! :)   Jan 26 2012, 18:29 PM
RunToTheSun   OMFG . finally !! :p:   Jan 25 2012, 23:25 PM
12azor   Will probably be terrible. CoH was amazing but OF ...   Jan 25 2012, 23:59 PM
warhawks   Here's to hope and optimism.   Jan 26 2012, 00:59 AM
Schmieds   Wow.   Jan 26 2012, 01:48 AM
abhilohia   God damn it! Finally :) Lets just hope it...   Jan 26 2012, 02:17 AM
Inf3rn0   God damn it! Finally :) Lets just hope it...   Jan 26 2012, 05:56 AM
United_Strafes   Good news although it doesn't really say anyth...   Jan 26 2012, 02:51 AM
Iamatyourfrontdoor   Oh thank God! Hope they add new factions or fr...   Jan 26 2012, 04:09 AM
Wezsh0T   The original CoH was/is a genre redefining game. I...   Jan 26 2012, 04:46 AM
positive_4_life   Title is misleading, they just said they would be ...   Jan 26 2012, 05:46 AM
Ninjabutter   Title is misleading, they just said they would be...   Jan 26 2012, 07:11 AM
Beina   "its third quarter 2012 conference call sched...   Jan 26 2012, 06:46 AM
Falls   I'm filled with quiet optimism, but as others ...   Jan 26 2012, 07:25 AM
AmiPolizeiFunk   Changed the title to something a little less sensa...   Jan 26 2012, 07:25 AM
DanielD   Changed the title to something a little less sens...   Jan 26 2012, 17:09 PM
chains   Huge news :)   Jan 26 2012, 07:26 AM
reaper   Nice, I hope we get more news soon.   Jan 26 2012, 07:43 AM
triumph   Cool, i want to see an IS2 with a health bar alrea...   Jan 26 2012, 08:52 AM
schepp himself   Even though it's hard to beat Company of heroe...   Jan 26 2012, 11:38 AM
MajorBloodnok   Even though it's hard to beat Company of hero...   Jan 28 2012, 15:27 PM
schepp himself   Did you have in mind Carrier Pigeons, Schlepp? :?...   Jan 29 2012, 16:06 PM
MajorBloodnok   Precisely. No english mother tongue means chance ...   Jan 30 2012, 19:06 PM
chuckhamburger   As much as people who play coh dislike SC2, they m...   Jan 26 2012, 15:31 PM
AcidSkift3kk   One word: Skeptical.   Jan 26 2012, 15:44 PM
12azor   As much as people who play coh dislike SC2, they ...   Jan 26 2012, 16:09 PM
Rémy   Fagzor i love you.   Jan 26 2012, 16:50 PM
vicemacdaddy   whup whup... thats the best news story in 5 years....   Jan 26 2012, 17:12 PM
MrLate   Company of Heroes: Vietnam? :P   Jan 26 2012, 18:09 PM
reaper   Company of Heroes: Vietnam? :P That could be coo...   Jan 26 2012, 18:43 PM
chains   Company of Heroes: Vietnam? :P Sounds interesti...   Jan 26 2012, 21:41 PM
Doomlord52   Company of Heroes: Vietnam? :P Would be terribl...   Jan 27 2012, 03:28 AM
TimFortres   The eastern front please. Tired of the pro-america...   Jan 27 2012, 12:28 PM
DanielD   The eastern front please. Tired of the pro-americ...   Jan 27 2012, 18:25 PM
schepp himself   Maybe Relic just figured fighting through hedgero...   Jan 27 2012, 21:53 PM
twinArmageddons   Oh yeah this! If I have to install the game a...   Jan 27 2012, 22:26 PM
Falls   P.S.: Is there like a suggestion thread for CoH 2...   Jan 28 2012, 02:59 AM
ISledgeHammer   If whe get new fail expansion and not COH-2 im gon...   Jan 28 2012, 15:44 PM
Opium   People say TQH on the verge of bankruptcy, do not ...   Jan 28 2012, 17:29 PM
JimRaynor   check the balance sheet boys.... THQ is crippled ....   Jan 29 2012, 05:12 AM
slave zero   the good news is.. Blizzard is hiring... maybe so...   Jan 30 2012, 19:17 PM
Inf3rn0   god help us all will all studios have to produce...   Jan 31 2012, 01:38 AM
twinArmageddons   check the balance sheet boys.... THQ is crippled ...   Feb 1 2012, 02:27 AM
JimRaynor   dude, shut up, stop being so pessimistic also th...   Feb 1 2012, 05:28 AM
nothernoob   I don't know but i have the feeling that succe...   Jan 29 2012, 17:32 PM
RobertDowneyJr   So from all this buzz actually pops out that THQ d...   Jan 30 2012, 00:45 AM
PerfectDeath   It looks like a good choice when I didn't try ...   Jan 31 2012, 04:05 AM
GoodToGo   Why dont they cut their CEO's salaries? Seri...   Jan 31 2012, 11:35 AM
schepp himself   Starcraft 2 was so polished, you couldn't see ...   Jan 31 2012, 15:56 PM
GeneralBighorn   shit....and the thread started with so much promis...   Jan 31 2012, 16:37 PM
PerfectDeath   It was likely a move by THQ to try and get some bu...   Jan 31 2012, 18:21 PM
PerfectDeath   One of the dangers of publishers having so much co...   Feb 1 2012, 06:34 AM
JimRaynor   One of the dangers of publishers having so much c...   Feb 2 2012, 03:11 AM
sausageson   I hope somehow Relic makes COH2, I wouldnt mind if...   Feb 2 2012, 04:31 AM
PerfectDeath   Relic will die the second the "People's ...   Feb 2 2012, 23:42 PM
JimRaynor   Just imagine what would happen if the NDP get in ...   Feb 3 2012, 00:47 AM
PerfectDeath   well the flip side of this "gov't subsid...   Feb 3 2012, 08:47 AM
JimRaynor   I'm sure if they moved out of Vancouver they ...   Feb 3 2012, 10:34 AM
PerfectDeath   generally speaking very well educated talented yo...   Feb 3 2012, 21:44 PM
pickledpickles   if THQ are having money issues they should delete ...   Feb 10 2012, 02:44 AM
PerfectDeath   It is a great point to make about how they could d...   Feb 13 2012, 01:39 AM
xXDuCexx   in germany they announce coh2 for 2012! http:...   Feb 17 2012, 07:56 AM
DrinkIIKir   in germany they announce coh2 for 2012! http...   Feb 17 2012, 10:53 AM
xXDuCexx   bild is known in germany for "knowing things ...   Feb 17 2012, 11:21 AM
cr4wler   bild is also known in germany for being a piece of...   Feb 17 2012, 18:07 PM
xXDuCexx   bild is also known in germany for being a piece o...   Feb 17 2012, 19:48 PM
PerfectDeath   Hit or miss news. Sometimes you get a hit, usuall...   Feb 19 2012, 18:15 PM
chas   To get back to the actual topic and away from the ...   Feb 23 2012, 12:06 PM
GoodToGo   To get back to the actual topic and away from the...   Feb 23 2012, 12:37 PM
chas   Please god no, there are plenty of modern games R...   Feb 23 2012, 15:09 PM
jwvd   my vote goes for Company of Heroes: Attack of the...   Feb 23 2012, 16:38 PM
JimyS   Finally something new on the field :D   Feb 26 2012, 15:43 PM
Lvl666   how come this post is so long?? Pls..... can ...   Feb 27 2012, 06:47 AM
GhOuLaSh   Product Release Schedule THQ has announced the fo...   Feb 28 2012, 17:11 PM
Chezza   I expect THQ to certainly look to make a COH2 howe...   Mar 3 2012, 17:49 PM

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