50 Cent game switches from Sierra to THQ

News posted by Ryan on October 11th, 2008 at 12:34pm GMT

50 Cent: Blood in the SandBrutal Legend is one of several games that were effectively cancelled by Activision Blizzard, thus causing Brutal Legend‘s publisher issues that I’m sure must of us are aware of. One of the other games left in limbo was 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand, which it turns out is now being published by THQ.

This obviously only very loosely concerns Brutal Legend, but it does shed a little light on what is a very murky picture of what’s going on with the in-limbo games (there’s been no real official announcement to clarify things), and shows that the games are actually finding their way to other publishers. And they’re finding their way with no official announcements, at that — the only reason we know about this 50 Cent development is because someone spotted the publicly-accessible Australian ratings record.

Will THQ also pick up Brutal Legend from Activision Blizzard? Or is Double Fine still grabbing publishers by the ears and pitching the game to them? Perhaps Activision Blizzard is actively helping out and trying to hook up the developers of the games they cancelled with new publishers? Who knows.

Hopefully I’ll be able to give you some solid details soon. Until then, speculation is all we’ve got!

4 metalheads have commented on this post
1. Zinggy 8 years, 11 months ago

In my experience, THQ aren’t the best publisher. They’re fairly stable, so it’s not like they’re going to crash and burn like Majesco did, but they tend to cut corners, going for minimal advertising and black-and-white manuals and stuff. It wouldn’t be bad if THQ picked up BL, but I’d rather they get a publisher willing to put heart and soul into making the game succeed.

2. The Tingler 8 years, 11 months ago

At least THQ would give the game a proper worldwide release, unlike damn Majesco. They may cut corners but at least people will be able to buy it.

3. Du Man Maximino 8 years, 11 months ago

why doesn’t any one understand that this needs to come out to capitalize on the guitar hero fad?

4. Jake 8 years, 11 months ago

I think it may be a bit naive to assume that nobody understands that. I’d imagine it’s part of Double Fine’s sales pitch and probably always has been.

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