[Rumor] THQ undertakes WWE license for last time
It seems as if THQ just can't catch a break. First, it was the cancellation of several games that were in the plan of development. Then it came a big one at E3 when the UFC franchise made their transition to EA (Or was it?). A rumors say that well, WWE is also on the way out.
Many say that WWE '13 will be the last WWE game made by THQ, what even could support this rumor is the departure of both of Marcus Stephenson the community manager of the franchise, and THQ art director B. Chambers. Is this the idea of the new president Jason Rubin to cut them loose from the company? I hope not, because this could be easily the biggest lost for the company now (and maybe forever). THQ has been holding the license of WWE for more than a decade now and managed to create some of the greatest wrestling games of all times.
In addition to a no show at E3 at any level, the next video in YouTube from a user name "Sma11z99" have a pretty interesting things to say about this news in particular:
So if this is really going to be the last for the long WWE/THQ relationship, it's a really an inevitable question as to who will pick up this franchise and how they will deal with it. The only qualify company is EA (IMHO), but every time I remember the disastrous WCW games from EA back on the PSX and N64 I feel like I've just been choke slammed to the mat.
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i kinda hope THQ goes under... is that bad to say?
I'm the same way you are lol. I said back when Smackdown vs Raw 2009 came out that I wasn't gonna buy anymore wrestling games........but I've got every wrestling game since then still lol. I've owned all the THQ WWE games at some point in time. But I agree with you. For one thing, it pissed me off that they took out the Create a Belt feature. They've introduced a bunch of things that I loved, then they take them out. At least this year, they have a single story mode instead of Road to Wrestlemania. One thing they did right this year was the WWE Universe mode. I hope that stays, because I play it more than anything.
WWE 12 was amazing, and the new trailer for 13 looks even better. Also ever other attempt at making wrestling games have failed horribly. why would you cut ties with the guys who know whats best, best. EA will just add stupid fucking stick controls to everything and turn it into the lame shit they turn everything into.
If WWE does go to another studio (which I hope to God it doesn't do), I would hope it either goes to 2K or they just make the game themselves.
The last game I brought from THQ is The Original Smackdown vs. Raw and It was awesome. I didn't buy the later games because they made little improvements. But the last two WWE games improve on the gameplay and Customization greatly, even now you can download wrestlers if you don't feel like creating them. Since this is the last WWE game from them and they all their potential in it, I'm definitely buying it. Also a little fun fact. The Undertaker is the only wrestler that has been in all THQ WWE games.
Sucks for THQ. I hope EA don't get the license, even though I can almost guarantee they will. Just please, release a great wrestling game.. We haven't had one for a very long time.
You had to remind me of those EA WCW games... *shudder* Where's the mind-bleach?
Mixed reactions since if THQ were to lose the license then no way they would last much longer but at the same time the WWE games suffer from the same problems annual sports games have.
Although THQ is a bit lazy for barely bothering to fix the problems with their online structure for the series for the past few years now.
and make a better game. the WWE games havent been all to great as of late.
On a customization point they have gotten better and worse at the same time. RAW 2 still has something that the new games dont have that was a very good thing, a time slider for your entrance pyro instead of it just playing the animation on loop not to mention that game had custom titantrons almost 10 years before WWE 12. Smackdown vs Raw had a create a title belt, you use to be able to have fog for a whole entrance and it didnt just disappear after the animation for that section was done. the kick out system of 12 is crap along with the over the top rope system.
Can you tell I have alot of gripes with this series? (yet i still buy every new one cause im a sucker)
The Rock does not like what is cooking.
Red Faction Guerilla is a badass game. I still feel it is the sleeper hit of 2009.
I hope so. I want to see what someone else can do with the license.
Thank God! The only time they succeeded with a WWE game was with WWE All-Stars.
Christ, it took this guy 3:30 minutes to say what could have been said in 10 seconds.
Metro 2033, that's a good thq game.
i gotta be honest and say that i believe that most of thq games suck, theyre not horrible but they average at best , i am hugely glad that EA got the ufc license cuz i am a big fan and besides can you a good thq game that is not darksiders, anyway dont be surprised if EA qet this license too