THQ Shelves Guillermo Del Toro's inSANE
Posted by Sammy Barker
Not exactly crazy
In arguably the most unsurprising turn of events, THQ has ceased development on Guillermo Del Toro's inSANE and returned the rights to the Mexican director.
The information was announced during THQ’s quarterly financial call overnight, in which the troubled publisher actually exceeded expectations.
It recorded a net income of $15.4 million, a significant improvement over last year’s $38.4 million loss. Net sales hit $38.5 million, which bettered the publisher’s relatively conservative estimations.
Looking forward, the company pinned its hopes on both Darksiders II and the next Saints Row – both of which are expected to perform well at retail. Speaking of the new Saints Row, president Jason Rubin explained: "I think it will have as good sales, if not better sales than the last one."
inSANE was announced as a trilogy way back at the Spike Video Game Awards in 2010. Despite its early announcement, very few gameplay details were ever shared.