Bilson Exits THQ


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.

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4 Comments on "Bilson Exits THQ"

  1. nick May 30, 2012 at 6:16 am -

    so sad to see THQ in such a poor position!
    hopefully jason can get the company back into order!
    first order is to slap everyone silly for delaying devils third and fast tracking it to release!
    come on this is the game director of two of the biggest best franchises of all time!
    if there is ONE game in THQs disposal that gauntees high quality and high sales, its that!
    second order is to cancel the WWE series!
    seriously, why the ^%$# is THQ still making that shit!?
    it costs a bomb to make in licensing fees, and it always sells so poorly!
    i dont understand THQ!
    they cancel cheap to make high selling games and replace them with expensive hard to make low selling games!
    no wonder they have almost gone bankrupt!
    hopefully jason can get them back on track, because this is the ONLY publisher out there i actually like!
    THQ is the only publisher this gen yet to disappoint me!
    every game of theirs ive played ive freaking loved!
    and there responsible for 2 of my favourite games this gen, metro and darksiders.
    its a shame its come to this, i really hope they get back on their feet because if theres 1 publisher out there that NEEDS to continue making games its them!!!!!!!

  2. nick May 30, 2012 at 6:17 am -

    O, sorry make that 3 forgot to mention red faction guerrilla.
    one of the best games this gen!
    apocalypse was awesome too, but not as awesome as guerrilla.

  3. Ernice Gilbert May 30, 2012 at 7:06 am -

    I hope this new move translates into a better position for them. A brighter future, perhaps.

  4. nick May 30, 2012 at 11:07 am -

    fingers n toes crossed.
    far too good a publisher to see go under!
    i couldent live in a world without saints row, darksiders, red faction, devils third, homefront, deblob , metro, ect, ect.

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