THQ has announced that longtime EVP of Core Games Danny Bilson, is leaving the company to pursue other interest and will be replaced by Jason Rubin, who will be responsible for all of THQ’s worldwide product development, marketing and publishing.
Dave Davis, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Core Studios is also exiting the company.
Jason Rubin co-founded Naughty Dog, and while there he served as the co-creator and game director of the Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter series of games, which combined have sold over 40 million units worldwide. He will report directly to Brian Farrell, THQ Chairman and CEO.
Said Brian Farrell: “Jason’s proven track record in the industry speaks for itself, and he is one of the brightest minds in the business. We believe he can be a game changer and can contribute immensely to executing on our strategy of delivering quality connected core game experiences.
Danny has made significant contributions to THQ, and we thank him for his efforts. Along with Danny, Dave has been instrumental in getting our strong pipeline into production.”
All this as THQ realigns from a firm which licence games to one that makes its own “AAA” titles for multiple platforms.