THQ Shutters QA Team in Arizona
As THQ continues to struggle with lawsuits and money-loss, news hit late yesterday that the company was closing down its quality assurance team in Phoenix, Arizona, consolidating its QA workforce at its Montreal studio. The report on Game Informer notes that 57 employees are affected by the move, with some of those employees getting the option to move to Montreal.
According to a statement released by THQ, “The decision to move QA operations was driven by industry, market and economic trends.” While changes in workforces tend to happen all the time in the video game industry, the news of THQ’s move receives extra scrutiny because of their continued financial and legal woes. Just yesterday, reports surfaced that the company was the target of a second lawsuit concerning allegations over misleading investors. And back in April, the CEO of Take-Two, Strauss Zelnick, publicly stated his doubts that THQ would survive the year, claiming, “THQ won’t be around in six months.”
It’s July now…three months left to see if Zelnick’s prediction comes true…
Via Game Informer