THQ Opens New Games Unit

Agoura Hills-based THQ, a games developer and publisher, has organized a new development team in Carlsbad. THQ said that Incinerator Games will be based in Carlsbad, and will focus on development of titles for next generation consoles. The games unit is currently working on console versions of Disney's Cars for Xbox 360. THQ said that the team is made up from developers of Twisted Metal, NFL GameDay and MLB 2006: The Show projects from Sony's 989 studios, as well as the Midnight Club from Rockstar.