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THQ Touts Saints Row 3 Pre-Orders, Phases Out Red Faction

THQ is celebrating its near-record amount of pre-orders for Saints Row: The Third and reconsidering the future of Red Faction

Speaking with investors, THQ CEO Brian Farrell noted that over-the-top open worlder Saints Row: The Third has racked up an impressive number of pre-orders in recent weeks, and is well on its way to surpassing the amount of pre-orders that Saints Row 2? garnered, and nearly 15 weeks before its official launch.

Farrell went on to explain the game's post-launch support strategy, speaking of its "digital ecosystem," which is said to include a "season pass, microstransactions, planned DLC offerings for nearly a year post launch, game add-ons, consumables and an in-game store" that you may or may not end up spending even more money on after you, you know, buy the game.

Additionally, the CEO spoke briefly of the future of the Red Faction series following Red Faction: Armageddon's lackluster reception a few months back. Fuller noted that the last series entry didn't "meet [THQ's] expectations," nor did it "resonate with the sufficiently broad console audience" that it hoped to.

"Given that that title now in two successive versions has just found a niche, we do not intend to carry forward with that franchise in any meaningful way," he said, which is a pretty big shame for those invested in the series' explosive environments, wildly inventive weapons, and SyFy channel movies.

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