THQ announces THQ Partners

THQ has announced a new program that allows the publisher to flex its existing infrastructure muscle to add to its revenue.

Similar to EA Partners — rival publisher EA’s undertaking which has allowed the company to take on the publishing duties of several high-profile third-party titles, including Crytek and Epic Games’ upcoming shooters Crysis 2 and Bulletstorm — THQ’s goal is to provide “select developers and publishers access to THQ’s global retail and online publishing network.”

The new venture is headed up by Tim Walsh as president and, similarly to EA, named THQ Partners.

“I’m looking forward to working with a select number of world-class developers and publishers to distribute their great games through our global network,” Walsh says of his appointment.

No actual partnerships have been announced yet, though next month’s E3 in Los Angeles will provide THQ with an opportunity to meet interested parties.

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