THQ's project, inSane, has been cancelled. In a post-earnings conference call today, THQ president Jason Rubin announced that Volition has stopped preproduction on the Guillermo del Toro game collaboration and returned all the rights to the intellectual property to the filmmaker. Originally announced in 2010, InSane was not expected to release until as late as 2014.
InSane is not the first high-profile cancellation for THQ this year. THQ took its long-in-development online role-playing game Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millenium and announced it was converting it to a more traditional RPG, firing 118 employees in the process. Rubin also stated that THQ would not be going after any future casual Facebook or mobile games, instead focusing all its efforts on the core gamer market.