In a recent discussion, THQ directors discussed the company’s plans for the upcoming year, with news that will delight many gamers. THQ plan on doing several sequels to a wealth of their titles (six, in fact) including Red Faction, a game we last saw on the Xbox, PS2 and Gamecube in 2002.
The six games that CEO Brian Farrel mentions are:
- Saints Row
- Destroy All Humans
- MX (Motocross)
- Red Faction
It won’t come as a surprise that Saints Row will be receiving a sequel after it was enjoyed by many on the 360. Juiced also isn’t too surprising, as that was a multi-platform semi-success. Stuntman was very much a love-hate game. Some found it stupidly hard, whilst others thought it was great innovation.
The most surprising would be Red Faction out of the six. When the game was first released for PC and PS2 back in 2001, it set a new standard that no other FPS really followed. It had destructible scenery, so you could literally blow a hole in a wall and enter the next room. Back in the day it was ground-breaking. Unfortunately the sequel didn’t do a lot for the series, but back on next-generation hardware, Red Faction could be excellent if it goes back to it’s roots.
Motocross games have also seen several incarnations of varying quality throughout the years. It could be the 360’s answer to Motostorm on the PS3, except the 360 game would have rumble, so that it felt like you were actually off-road.
Anyone excited about the potential of six sequels? Red Faction on the 360 will certainly be one to follow, and we all know what a fun game Saints Row is. And given the way the game ends, you just knew a sequel was inevitable.