Bad news is a-brewing in the Australian games industry – again – with the story slowly spreading that local arm of publisher THQ has told 14 staff that their services are no longer required.
The update comes via a trustworthy anonymous tipster, who chatted to Kotaku Australia and also mentioned that the company’s Japanese office is even worse off, allegedly shut down completely.
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It’s not the first we’ve heard of troubles at THQ, which was the target of stories earlier this month which claimed the entire business was being prepared for sale, after axing a large number of planned releases.
Despite denying those rumours, the company is currently undergoing the usual “organisational restructuring”, which has seen a number of employees lose jobs in both administration and publishing.
We have contacted THQ for more information.