It would be a little bit more than an understatement to say that THQ has fallen on hard times; the publisher best known for its library of video games based on well-established cartoons and the WWE recently suffered, among many other unfortunate incidents, a net loss of $239.9 million for fiscal year 2012. It is with this climate of corporate unrest that THQ has called for a restructuring of their major positions, an action that has now put Jason Rubin in charge as the new President of the company.
Rubin’s past experience in the industry has seen him as the co-founder of Naughty Dog, a developer that has gone on to become among the most well-known and respected in all of gaming. In his stint with the company, Rubin acted as co-creator and director of both the Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter franchises. Following his time at Naughty Dog, Rubin co-founded Flektor, a media mashup application that was later acquired by Fox Interactive Media.
Jason Rubin, with his past achievements and employers, seems to be a qualified lead to hopefully help THQ right their path and find their way back into prominence.