Even with a better than average first quarter for fiscal year 2013, raking in a cool $15.4M, it looks like THQ’s massive restructuring tactics has sealed the fate of InSANE, the joint work of Volition Inc., known for the Saints Row and Red Faction franchises, and acclaimed producer and director Guillermo del Toro. Shown off initially at the Spike Video Game Awards in 2010, the survival horror title has been sent to the loony bin for the rest of its days. While there have been reports of the game still being in development, an investor call today has sealed the game’s fate.
While it may look like a string of bad moves beginning with Jason Rubin’s statement of wanting to change Saints Row into the next Skyrim, having almost a two year drought of information from the game in question leads to some dark thoughts, like problems with vision of the game, feature creep, and so on. As of now, it is unclear of what del Toro will do with the IP right aside from InSANE being shelved indefinitely.
Source: The Verge