Yesterday, THQ filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in a move that made gamers the world over cry pixelated tears. It’s not ALL depressing though, as their filing has revealed four unannounced games that we would have never known about otherwise.
It seems that with the bankruptcy, THQ had no choice but to reveal these projects, as they were part of the assets they had to sell. The games are as follows:
– Crawler. This is a working title for a game being developed by Vigil, the creators of the Darksiders series. We can only assume that it was to be about a guy who crawls. Maybe it was a game in which you play as a two-month old baby?
– Atlas. This one was to be developed by Relic Entertainment and set for a 2014 release. From the name and Relic’s strategy pedigree, we’re led to believe that this could have been a real-time strategy game that involved exploring the world in the 15th century or something like that.
– Speaking of older centuries, 1666. That’s the name of a title that was currently in development at THQ Montreal. The former creative director of Assassin’s Creed, Patrice Désilets, was involved. Could this have also been a historical action/adventure game like Creed?
– Finally, Evolve. This was under development at Turtle Rock studios, one of the creators of Left 4 Dead. It’s probably about evolving, but anything more than that is unknown at the moment, obviously.
It’s likely you’ll hear about these games again in the future, even if it’s just concept art after some of them get potentially cancelled. If the news does come around, you can be sure we’ll have it ready for you here at OnlySP.