Rubin and Farrell talk about THQ’s closure
The entire company could not be sold.
Jason Rubin, president of THQ, and Colin Farrell, CEO of the company, have shared their thoughts on the sale that saw THQ properties being sold to different bidders. You can check out our coverage of that here.
Rubin who joined the company eight months ago spoke of wanting to change the company’s fortunes but it didn’t work out.
“I was brought in eight months ago to help turn this ship around, and while I’m disappointed that we could not effect a sale for the entire operating business, I am pleased that the new buyers will be providing jobs to many of our very talented personnel,” he told GI.Biz.
“When we first announced the sale process, I said I would be happy if the company’s games and people had a bright future, even if it meant I did not have a job at the end of it. And I still feel that way.”
Colin Farrell added: “While we had hoped that the restructuring process would allow the company to remain intact, I am heartened that the majority of our studios and games will continue under new ownership,” said Farrell. “It has been my pleasure to work alongside this great group of people, and I am proud of the imaginative and artistic games that our team has created.
“Although we will no longer be able to work together with a unified mission, I am confident that the talent we have assembled will continue to make an impression on the video game industry. For those whose positions are not likely to continue, I sincerely regret this outcome and we will be meeting with you over the next few days to discuss the transition.”
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