Adds Outrage Entertainment to Its Internal Studio Roster;
New Studio, Cranky Pants Games, Also Announced
4/4/02 5:40 AM
Source: Business Wire
HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 4, 2002--THQ
(NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that it has added gaming
veteran Outrage Entertainment to its internal studio roster.
Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the team at Outrage(R) Entertainment
is best known for its PC gaming roots at Parallax Software,
creators of "Descent." The studio is currently
developing an original action game for PlayStation(R)
2 and Xbox(TM) that THQ plans to unveil at the Electronic
Entertainment Expo this May.
also announced that it has opened a game development studio
in Seattle, Washington, that will focus on console development.
The studio, Cranky Pants Games(TM), is currently working
on a Nintendo GameCube(TM) project scheduled for release
top creative talent is one of the keys to fostering continued
growth for THQ," stated Jack Sorensen, executive
vice president, Worldwide Studios. "We are thrilled
to be executing on our strategy of bolstering our internal
game development with the leading original content and
technology creators at Outrage. Our internal development
expertise now rivals that of every industry leader with
more than 300 programmers, artists and designers spread
across the globe."
few publishers have the reputation and outlook for growth
that THQ does," stated Matt Toschlog, general manager,
Outrage. "We're delighted to be a part of that growth
and we look forward to being able to focus on making great
has consistently demonstrated a commitment to quality
entertainment and growth," stated David Bollesen,
general manager, Cranky Pants Games. "Teaming up
with THQ to bring first-class products on the next-generation
game consoles is something we are really excited about."
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software worldwide for a variety of hardware platforms
including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices and those manufactured
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