Adios, Red Faction

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Poor sales of Red Faction: Armageddon this year means the end of the franchise, publisher THQ said in a conference call today.


Brian Farrell, the THQ chief executive, told investors that "we do not intend to carry forward with that franchise in any meaningful way."

Volition, the studio developing the series, has now been reassigned to Guillermo del Toro's inSane game project, a survival horror game.

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THQ Abandons Red Faction Franchise [Eurogamer]

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Foul! Red Faction: Guerrilla is one of the best sleeper hits of this generation. If Armageddon hadn't been called a Red Faction game it would have probably done better than it did. It was too different from Guerrilla to bring over fans, and linking it to a series not known for survival horror probably turned off fans of the genre that would have given it a chance otherwise. To then kill an entire franchise because one ill-conceived aside doesn't do well? It would be EA making Dead Space Karts and killing the franchise if it sold ass.