Cost cutting

E3 is an expensive endeavour, especially if you’re beleaguered publisher THQ. While the company’s fortunes appear to have improved over the past couple of weeks, it has decided against splashing out on a costly booth at this year’s show.

The decision seems like a sound one: the publisher will still be present at the show, demoing its upcoming titles to the press. It’ll also partner with various platform holders, meaning it could potentially take to the stage during Sony’s press conference.

THQ’s biggest upcoming title is Darksiders II, but it also has Obsidian’s South Park RPG and the recently announced Saints Row: The Third expansion to show off. Hopefully it's able to solve its financial woes and make a return to the show floor next year.