During their financial call last night, THQ announced that they have returned the rights to the project back to the Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth director. The scrapping of Guillermo Del Toro’s Insane comes right after their recent decision to write off Tomonubu Itagaki’s Devil’s Third.
President, Jason Rubin explained that this was all in an effort to have THQ focus on their most successful titles than trying hard with newer ones.
By cancelling these explorations outside of our core business, we feel we can improve focus on our core game portfolio, which remains unchanged.
Speaking on their upcoming titles, Rubin mentioned that Darksiders 2 was having a swell day at the pre-order stage while the sequel to Saints Row will probably have good sales if not better than the last one.
THQ suffered a $38.4 million loss during last year’s quarter. The same quarter however have earned them a profit of $15.4 million this year. So it looks like their recent decisions are working for them.