THQ goes RPG in Big Huge deal

Ben Parfitt
Worldwide studio boss at THQ Jack Sorenson has told MCV that the acquisition of Big Huge Games will kickstart a major assault on the role-playing game genre.

The newly-acquired developer made its name with real time strategy series Rise of Nations and Rise of Legends – and is now set to swipe a slice of the RPG market with the help of publishing giant THQ.

“We're both eager to compete more in the multi-billion dollar RPG genre, so we think Big Huge Games is a great fit for our studio system and for our portfolio of games,” said Sorenson.

“About a year ago, we started working with Big Huge Games on an RPG for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. We strongly believe in both the concept they presented and the studio's legacy of establishing new properties.”

And the top THQ exec added that there will be plenty of support behind Big Huge as it looks to establish a major presence in the genre.

“We will always get behind new projects from a studio if we believe in the concept they pitch and their ability to execute on it,” he said.

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