THQ’s Danny Bilson wants me to cry more.

Pictured yesterday, "Warhammer 40K" fans storm THQ HQ

Eurogamer today has a post with the news that I’ve dreaded since the release of “Space Marine” – the signs don’t point towards a “Space Marine 2” any time soon.

THQ boss Danny Bilson isn’t ruling it out entirely, but the sales don’t quite justify a sequel in the expansive territory of the “40K” universe – especially when the previously mentioned “WH40K” MMO may apparently share game play elements which overlap with the single-player game.

An MMO which is pick-up-and-play enough to appeal to the single-player fans of “Space Marine”? I can’t help but be intrigued by that as instance-based, always-on MMO traditions really don’t hold any interest for me.

I’ll just have to wait until 2013 to see if this bears fruition or is just so much PR fluff.


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2 responses to “THQ’s Danny Bilson wants me to cry more.

  1. ToddM

    Yeah, this is Bilson-speak for no sequel. Danny Bilson’s THQ history is becoming filled with 3 act tragedies.

    ACT 1: Oversell the game, preferably talking about how Bilson will apply his H-wood smarts to make it so much better.
    ACT 2: Release the game to weak sales and Metacritic ratings under 80.
    ACT 3: Fire the development team, blame the customers, blame Metacritic, and promise that THQ’s future is so bright because of GOTO ACT 1.

    • fluffrick

      What he said. Releasing a game which will primarily appeal, perhaps, to fans of Marcus Fenix and the COGverse a mere matter of weeks before the third game in the “Gears of War” series is a recipe for trouble.

      Can THQ really have so many franchises that they can afford to jettison the promising beginnings of a new brand?

      Beats me.

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