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THQ Won't Have An E3 Booth


E3 Booths cost a lot. Even more than filling your car with petrol. It’s a big outlay for a publisher, especially one that is having serious financial difficulties and making big cuts to its infrastructure that include whole studios being sold, games possibly being cancelled and staff laid off.

THQ found themselves in just such a position earlier this year and, according to the beleaguered publisher, their darkest hour came just as they were faced with the decision of booking a costly E3 booth space or taking a quieter approach to the show.

They’ve chosen to show what they have in a quieter way this year.

That means there’s no booth on the show floor but it doesn’t mean that we won’t hear something of their games. They’ll still be presenting something to the judges panel, they’ll have meeting rooms in the press centre and they’re involved with the first party presence so they might pop up for a couple of minutes on stage at a Microsoft, Nintendo or Sony press conference.

We’re expecting to see Darksiders II, at least. Company of Heroes 2 got announced yesterday so there’s a chance we’ll see a trailer or something of that. There’s also a South Park RPG from them later this year so I’d expect them to show that off.

Source: GI.Biz

  1. Nickboss1
    Since: Mar 2010

    I do hope they pull through.

    Comment posted on 04/05/2012 at 09:55.
    • Smallville2106
      Since: Feb 2011

      Here’s hoping.

      Comment posted on 04/05/2012 at 10:12.
  2. halbpro
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Mar 2009

    To be honest having a presence at the show but no booth doesn’t seem like the end of the world. They’ll get less coverage, but I’d imagine they’ll ensure those who get to see stuff in meeting rooms will be given an even better experience than usual, and that’s the coverage they really care about rather than someone who saw it at the booth for ten minutes.

    Comment posted on 04/05/2012 at 10:00.
    • Nickboss1
      Since: Mar 2010

      Very true.

      Comment posted on 04/05/2012 at 10:10.
    • LTG Davey
      Since: Aug 2008

      Agreed. Unless you are one of the big-name companies (EA, Microsoft, Sony) I don’t see any point focusing on bells and whistles.

      Comment posted on 04/05/2012 at 10:21.

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