Announced today by THQ president Jason Rubin, THQ has cancelled production of the horror game Insane. “We have decided not to pursue further pre-production on Insane, and have returned all of our IP rights to Guillermo del Toro,” said Rubin. The company states that the reason for the cancellation is because the game is “outside of our core business.”
Insane was announced by THQ and del Toro back in 2010 during the Spike Video Game Awards. From
the beginning del Toro collaborated with THQ studio Volition to turn the series into a trilogy. During the past two years while the game was in production, hardly any information was given about the game. In recent weeks it was heard that the development of the game had moved from Volition to a studio in Canada. If this was true, it may have been THQ's last attempt at developing game before it got cancelled.
In light of this news it may seem like this game has reached a dead end, but in reality it hasn't. Since del Toro has all the rights to the game he could take the game to another developer and get it produced somewhere else.