THQ, after closing New York-based Kaos Games, have closed another developer, THQ Digital Warrington, which was formerly known as Juice Games. The developer had developed Red Faction: Battlegrounds and just finished with Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team - both are digitally distributed titles for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC.
The company was also known as Juiced Games before being acquired by THQ, developing the Need for Speed-like games Juiced and Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights. Both games received good reviews but never sold as they had expected.
An interesting subtext had been brought up by TIGA boss Richard Wilson, nothing that since the United Kingdom ended tax breaks for videogame development, developers would move to other countries which offer industry tax breaks: "THQ's decision confirms once again that Canada's tax breaks are draining investment and employment away from the UK. THQ has made it clear that the UK development workforce is second to none."
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team is due for release in July.
THQ shutters THQ Digital Warrington
15 June 2011 | By JonahFalcon