Guillermo del Toro, a man known for his frightening films, is being exposed first hand to true horror – financial trouble.
THQ, after having their wallet shattered by Il’Kelrath, the ancient god of financial distress, has decided to back out of publishing del Toro’s Insane series. The reason, apparently, is that the game falls outside of THQ’s “core business.”
However, all is not bleak in Horrortown, as del Toro maintains the rights to the game. Not to mention that the project was still in pre-production over at Volition, so it’s not like years of work have just gone to waste. It’s still very possible the series could end up at another publisher. Of course, some may be more viable than others.
When it comes down to it, this move wasn’t unexpected. THQ’s been shedding publishing projects left and right, and Insane’s been completely absent from the public eye since it was announced back in 2010. Not to mention the fact that the horror genre isn’t one to get those teenagers away from their Call of Battlefields and Gears of Mass Effects reliably enough to turn a profit. Whatever floats your swiftly sinking boat, I guess.