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THQ Bankruptcy Filing Reveals New Games, Working Titles

Crawler, Evolve, 1666 all outed.

THQ’s financial troubles reached a head last night as the company filed for bankruptcy. Ably covered in Peter’s post, no doubt, but closer examination of the filing reveals a number of code-names and working titles for games that were in development with the publisher.

First up is Vigil Games, who most will know for their work on the Darksiders games. According to the filing they’re now working on something called Crawler – there’s no more information on what Crawler might be but it’s likely to be a code-name for the next Darksiders, perhaps a spin-off title.

Turtle Rock Studios are working on something called Evolve, which is a co-op action game. Evolve’s likely to be the final name for the game, given an earlier trademark filing from THQ. Relic Entertainment, known for Warhammer 40,000 and Company of Heroes are apparently behind something called Atlas, which is set to launch in 2014.

Finally, there’s something called 1666, again already filed as a trademark.

The bankruptcy statement included two graphs of note, too – one shows budget plans for the next few years, and another predicted revenue. The first graph shows that Evolve’s development budget will run dry in 2014, suggesting a release that year. 1666’s budget goes another twelve months beyond, pinning that at (perhaps) 2015.

The second graph shows that Atlas has no predicted sales – perhaps that’s a free to play game, as pointed out by Polygon‘s Griffin McElroy.

  1. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    We covered Evolve in a Snatch recently, its a FPS. Yawn.

    Comment posted on 20/12/2012 at 10:25.
    • bunimomike
      Since: Jul 2009

      but co-op might add some sparkle, no? :-)

      Comment posted on 20/12/2012 at 10:55.
      • KeRaSh
        Since: Nov 2009

        Yes! :D

        Comment posted on 20/12/2012 at 13:21.
    • fattyuk
      Since: Apr 2010

      I like fps

      Comment posted on 21/12/2012 at 10:08.
  2. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    THQ’s bankruptcy is a strange thing. They might actually (some how) see it through and rise once more from the ashes. I truly hope so as it’s rare for me to have a soft-spot for a developer/publisher of this size but THQ have it. Best of luck to them.

    Comment posted on 20/12/2012 at 10:56.

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