THQ Lays Off 118, Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium no Longer an MMO

by William D'Angelo, posted on 29 March 2012 / 4,480 Views

THQ struggles continue as its still under development MMO Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium will be turned into a single player and an online multiplayer game. During this transition THQ will be laying off 118 employees from its Relic Entertainment and vigil Games Studios.

"Based on changing market dynamics and the additional investment required to complete the game as an MMO, we believe the right direction for us is to shift the title from an MMO to a premium experience with single and multiplayer gameplay, robust digital content and community features," says THQ president and CEO Brian Farrell.

It was just two months ago when THQ had to lay off 240 of its employees, as well as the CEO cutting his own salary by 50 percent. THQ had also lost $55.9 million in its December 2011 quarter.


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6 Comments

DarkFury (on 29 March 2012)

Best wishes to the game developers who lost their jobs.


Heavenly_King (on 01 April 2012)

I believe this will be the biggest single player game EVER!!! If they manage to unite cohesively all the content they have done for the game; it can be GOTY material really. Vigil art design is beautiful, and if you add the kind of action Darksiders has, the sky is the limit. I am glad they did not make it an MMO, because I hate paying monthly.


theprof00 (on 30 March 2012)

I was going to play this MMO. This makes me sad.


shotlock (on 29 March 2012)

It's always sad when theres layoffs.


pezus (on 30 March 2012)

This company has no hope left


Millenium (on 01 April 2012)

Well they still have the Saints Row franchise. :-P


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usrevenge (on 29 March 2012)

all they have to do is make homeworld 3 X_X