THQ CEO Brian Farrell has said that Red Faction: Armageddon is to be the last game in the franchise as it “did not resonate with a sufficiently broad console gaming audience.”
In a recent investor call Farrel said,
“Given that that title now in two successive versions has [only] found a niche, we do not intend to carry forward with that franchise in any meaningful way.
In today’s hit-driven, core gaming business, even highly-polished titles with a reasonable following like Red Faction face a bar that continues to move higher and higher.”
Red Faction: Armageddon has a Metacritic rating of around 73 but THQ will be reviewing its output to ensure higher quality games.