It's a franchise that still has loads of potential, provided it fell into the right hands.
But as of yet, nobody has opted to pick up the floating Red Faction franchise after publisher THQ went under earlier this year. And according to what Volition senior producer Jim Boone told Polygon , two of the recent series installments "lost quite a bit of money."
Maybe that's why publishers like Deep Silver didn't want to pick up the Red Faction IP. Deep Silver did opt to grab Saints Row for $22.3 million but Boone said he isn't surprised that Red Faction hasn't found a home yet. They lost lots of money, after all.
"And when we lost as much money as we did with [Red Faction: Guerrilla] and when we lost as much money as we did with [Red Faction: Armageddon] I think you know, in our hearts we certainly love Red Faction, but at the same time it's kind of hard to look at that business and think, you know gosh, how come we didn't get that too."
After Armageddon failed to impress on a critical and financial level, then-THQ CEO Brian Farrell said the franchise would be lying low. Thing is, Red Faction: Armageddon was really pretty solid and lots of fun, and Guerrilla was absolutely one of 2009's best games . We really hope Red Faction gets another shot with a talented team somewhere…