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THQ denies sale and 2014 cancellation claims

THQ insists it has not paved the way for a sale by cancelling its 2014 game line-up.

US game developer and publisher THQ has denied weekend rumours that suggested it had cancelled its entire 2014 game line-up.

Industry insiders began spreading the story on Twitter, claiming that THQ had cancelled the titles in order to pave the way for a sale of the company.

There was also a suggestion that its eagerly-awaited Warhammer 40,000 massively multiplayer online (MMO) game had also been shelved.

However, a statement from the firm has quickly been issued, denying the brand is up for sale.

It also said that the 2014 line up is still in place and "no decisions have been made" regarding the Warhammer 40k MMO.

"Our slate for calendar 2012 and beyond is focused on high-quality core games and continues to build our digital platform and business. We are excited for our pipeline of original and high-quality content along with our relationships with some of the best talent in the industry," the statement read.

It also highlighted the performance of WWE 12 and Saints Row: The Third as evidence of its ongoing commitment to investing in quality titles.

"We are thrilled with the great performance of Saints Row: The Third, which on a like for like period in North America has tripled in sell-through from Saints Row 2," it continued.

"In addition, WWE 12's worldwide sell-through sales are up almost 40 per cent year-over-year for the same sales period with fewer platforms."

Coming up next from THQ are UFC Undisputed 3 and Darksiders II, as well as a game following the various bizarre goings on in South Park.

THQ is also the firm behind Guillermo del Toro's InSANE, a trilogy of games that the Hollywood director believes will prompt players to "question their own senses of morality and reality".ADNFCR-1220-ID-801266026-ADNFCR