THQ is having some financial difficulties right now, but new boss Jason Rubin expects to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
During an in-depth interview with GamesIndustry.biz , Rubin spoke about how he may do things differently as compared to former head man Danny Bilson. He also says he wants Saints Row to become a true-blue blockbuster and right now, the Guillermo del Toro project – inSANE – remains somewhat vague.
As for the company's primary focus, Rubin wasn't vague at all. When asked if THQ's emphasis "really is on triple-A console games," the new president replied:
"Correct. There will come a day where the tablets are extremely powerful and capable of running games. I think Company of Heroes, as an RTS with its control mechanism, is much easier to move onto a tablet than something that requires a dual stick and a significant amount of controls. It's just inherent. So could a Company of Heroes or something along those lines end up on a tablet soon? Absolutely. Do I think that there is going to be a Saints Row on a tablet? In the immediate future, no I don't. Eventually? Sure, if we can figure out the control issues that are obviously inherent in core gaming. Tilt and touch doesn't really work that well. There are a lot of opportunities."
It's a tough world out there with competition all over the place. We hope THQ, and the upcoming South Park: Stick of Truth , ends up doing well.