THQ San Diego shut down?

Amid the whirlwind of E3 reveals, trailers, demonstrations and showcases, it seems that THQ has attempted to slide one particular piece of news under the rug: the closure of its San Diego studio.

Several tweets by industry commenters suggest that THQ has done exactly that:

If true, it means that THQ's $200,000 that was spent to acquire the studio following the collapse of Midway in 2009 has contributed towards three years of game development - specifically, games within the UFC and WWE licenses. Money well spent? We'll let you draw your own conclusions on that one.

We've reached out to THQ for comment and clarification, and will update this story as soon as we know more.

UPDATE: THQ responded with the following statement:

“THQ confirms that today's announcement regarding the UFC license transition will affect the company's San Diego studio. THQ is working closely with those relevant staff to either find possible employment within the company, or potentially with EA.” 




  • Tronto13 - June 5, 2012 5:37 a.m.

    Never been a fan of UFC or WWE but any studio closes are sad. I guess EA offered UFC more money for the licence than THQ could afford and once again money beat loyalty, personally I blame UFC and EA for this closure.
  • Dadyo238 - June 4, 2012 7:34 p.m.

    It would be sad to see THQ go, because we would have to lose great ip`s like Saint`s Row and Red Faction.
  • elppa284 - June 4, 2012 7:32 p.m.

    well this is extremely depressing
  • onetimebuster - June 4, 2012 6:43 p.m.

    sad news.

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